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

Randy Eli Grothe

The Dallas Morning News

01 January, 1982

The Conquest of Guadalupe Peak (2667m). Nearing the goal, Donnie Rogers rolls across a narrow wooden bridge over a stiff drop into a 90m deep canyon. Rogers 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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Randy Eli Grothe

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