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Disability Bitch hates disabled mountain climbers
22nd October 2009
See, I do not find disabled adventurers inspiring. I find them irritating. These people do not understand that the entire point of being handi-incapable is that you get to sit on your sofa eating doughnuts.
Time and time again the press latch on to stories of disabled people rising above sensible altitude levels, pushing their broken bodies beyond natural limits, and then they go and celebrate them as if they were some kind of example to the rest of disabledkind!!! Well ... THEY ARE NOT AN EXAMPLE TO ME.
On that basis, readers, this week I’ve been cheered. I found a disabled mountain adventure which DID genuinely inspire me, if only for a minute or two.
Here's the story as reported by BBC Wales, it's quite beautiful: Men criticised for wheelchair run
The group in question were martial arts enthusiasts and their ascent was seemingly part of a bigger event: I understand martial artists from across the country were aiming to break various mountain-based records in order to raise money for a young woman with cerebral palsy who needs new mobility equipment.
When they worked out they would be too tired to help their mate back down to the bottom, mountain rescue were called to assist him instead - we're not sure if it was the disabled guy or his mates who called them.
You’ll be glad to know it ended happily and the wheelchair user was put on a train down to the foot of the mountain, with no long term damage. But let’s just say the mountain rescue team who brought our compatriot down, are not especially impressed.
I, however, am delighted. Finally we’ve uncovered the truth about 'inspirational’ disabled people and their misguided outdoor adventures! Sometimes we’d all be better off staying at home: fact! And now I’ve been proved right, let’s all have another doughnut in celebration.
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