Welcome Home for History Making Adaptive Athlete, Grant Korgan
See Grant Korgan, the first adaptive athlete to make it to the South Pole, at this welcome home event put sponsored by High Fives and Squaw Valley Institute.
Grant Korgan is an avid snowmobiler, skier, world-class kayaker, adventurer, nano-mechanics professional and husband. On March 5, 2010, while snowmobiling in the Sierra backcountry, the Lake Tahoe native fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of activities.
Through the help of the High Fives Foundation, Grant and his wife began a non-stop lifestyle of exercise brimming with love and support. In one short year, Grant has graduated from wheelchair to walking with the help of two arm crutches.
On January 17th, 2012, Grant will reach the South Pole in a standing position, leaving his sit-ski to trek the final portion of this incredible journey. Ultimately, in his words, he plans to “show the world that everyone should remember to live the highest version of themselves, and that humanity can choose every day to live their limitless potential. Grant makes his first public presentation on January 31 at 6:00 PM at Bar One in Squaw Valley. For tickets visit www.squawvalleyinstitute.org