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You can follow Chris Waddell as he attempts to be the first paraplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro unassisted.
At 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Waddell will attempt the first paraplegic summit of Kilimanjaro in the fall of 2009 with a team of experienced colleagues and a camera crew dedicated to documenting the historic climb.
Although Kilimanjaro is considered a "walkable" mountain, typical features such as logs and large rocks prove threatening obstacles for Waddell's journey the summit.
Waddell will summit Kilimanjaro in the appropriately named Bomba, a one-of-a-kind, 4-wheel handcycle propelled entirely be arm power. The unique handcycle steers 2 ways, via traditional hand bars and through a special pedal that sits under the chest. The One-Off provides impressive traction and control with wheels capable of maneuvering over foot-tall obstacles.