Opening Up Extreme Sports To People With Disabilities

Feb 21, 2014

You wouldn’t think mountain climbing would be an activity a paraplegic person could still enjoy. But one group’s efforts to adapt activities like mountain climbing are coming to fruition.

Sean O'Neill, who is a paraplegic, now leads climbs as part of Paradox Sports.
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In the first part of Friday's Up to Date, we talk about how they’re making sports more available to people with disabilities and what inspired them to get involved with this project.


  • Tim O'Neill, founder and executive director of Paradox Sports and professional climber
  • Pete Davis, co-founder of Paradox Sports
  • Nick Colgin, war veteran who suffers from PTSD