No excuses: Nordic character Grant Corgan




No excuses: Nordic character Grant Corgan

South Pole – one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. From March to September, there is no sun. Average temperature – about -50 ° C. Strong winds and endless snowy wilderness.

January 17, 2012 marks the centenary of one of the first expeditions to the Antarctic “Terra Nova”. Robert Scott and four of his companion reached the South Pole, but did not return back – were killed on the way back.

January 17, 2012 South Pole expedition conquered the “Impulse”. In its structure – the disabled. Grant Corgan decided to prove – the human spirit is stronger than the Antarctic cold.
Grant Corgan

Grant Corgan
Adventurer Corgan

Downhill skiing, snowmobiling, kayaking – all about him, 34-year-old adventurer and ekstrimala Grant Corgan. He was born in a small town in northern Nevada (USA), which is probably why he is so fond of mountains, snow and speed.

There is something magical – to be where no man has gone before. Subjected to conditions that others rarely experience. In this case, you know that you, your solutions and your team – it’s the only way to go back. It is an amazing feeling.

For the next portion of such feelings in spring 2010 Corgan went to the snow-covered mountains “Sierra Nevada” (California, USA). March 5 as a result of a failed stunt snowmobile Grant broke his spine.

Fortunately, the right to provide first aid and rapid hospitalization Corgan saved lives and enabled the successful start rehabilitation. Complete paralysis of lower extremities and no sensation below the chest – in a state held Grant 21 months.

So many lasting intensive care. Corgan answered “No” to any attempts to regret it. Neither he nor his wife, nor his parents were not looking for any excuses. They understood that the grant does not need sympathy, all that he needs to recover – is patience, love and support.

This “therapy” has yielded results – sensitivity back, Corgan began to move his legs. And then he got up from his wheelchair and started to learn to walk on crutches.
South Pole

Everyone can outdo ourselves, humanity should be used every day to realize their limitless potential.

This is why – in order to prove to the world that a man can do everything – Corgan started another adventure. He decided to conquer the South Pole, the most inhospitable place on the planet.

He had to go through 160 km of Antarctic ice, within two weeks of overcoming the cold and biting wind, dragging the 2-pound backpack and burning every day about 10,000 calories.

To do this, commissioned by Corgan KBG were designed and manufactured special monoski. Thanks to a special aluminum alloy design looks very lightweight, strong and agile. This is important because Corgan had to make 176,000 pushes ski poles.
Expedition «The Push»

Expedition «The Push»

The composition of the expedition also includes two guides Paralympic John Davis and crew.

January 17, 2012 the team «The Push» reached the South Pole.

The Push – A South Pole Adventure from The Push on Vimeo .

Now Grant Corgan – a real star. His example inspires thousands of people. He is not looking for any excuses. Continued rehabilitation, and is involved in charity and fundraising for a research center that studies of spinal cord injury.

To live this life, you have to find greatness. It is in all of us. A person can always outdo himself, regardless of the circumstances.

At the end of present you his inspiring speech at TED.


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