1983 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Randy Eli Grothe

The Dallas Morning News

01 January, 1982

The Conquest of Guadalupe Peak (2667m). Californian Dave Kiley, a top national wheelchair athlete, pulls his chair up with his teeth as he scouts up the mountain. Kiley is a member 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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