This week, MissionX team members Harry Taylor and Martin Hewitt are off to lead the next expedition in achieving the The Adaptive Grand Slam. What is the Adaptive Grand Slam? The website, www.adaptivegrandslam.com, describes it as the following; "The Adaptive Grand Slam (AGS) is comprised of the highest peak in each continent in addition to the North and South Poles. The organisers and adventurers of these expeditions are ex-servicemen, civilian members of the disabled community, professional mountaineers and expedition leaders and our supporters. The Grand Slam is considered, amongst seasoned mountain climbers and expedition leaders, as the height of expedition achievement and the AGS team are unique in that they have to rely on alternative ways and means of completing the challenge with their various disabilities."
As you can see, there is no shortage of exceptional qualities when it comes to this caliber of human being. So, we salute Harry, Martin and this team of remarkable climbers as they strive toward setting several world records.
Progress so far:
To date, AGS team members have reached the North Pole unsupported and have successfully summited Mt Denali, Mt Elbrus and Mt Kilimanjaro. We have been forced to abandon summit attempts on Mt Everest and Mt Aconcagua due to severe weather. Our team have also summited Grand Paradiso and Mt Manaslu on training exercises.