1983 Photo Contest, General News, Stories, 3rd prize

Randy Eli Grothe

The Dallas Morning News

01 January, 1982

The Conquest of Guadalupe Peak (2667m). Vietnam veteran Joe Moss gives Bobby Leyes a push along a rocky portion of the trail. Both men are members of a paraplegic mountain-climbing team that use specially-adapted wheelchairs packed with camping equipment. They climbed for five days to the top of Texas' highest mountain; for an able-bodied person, the climb would take only four hours. A five-man team began the climb but only three reached the top.

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Randy Eli Grothe

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