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Wheelchair Abseiling
Paul
2/04/2009
8:53:19 PM
A few weeks ago I took a group of international visitors from Japan abseiling, one of whoom was in a wheelchair. Thought that some chockstoners might enjoy the pics.

patto
2/04/2009
9:04:16 PM
Um,,,, WTF!

Thats kinda funny. But I suppose its good on em for getting out and about.

Face first abseiling might be interesting. Reminds me of climbing with my leg in a cast!
citationx
2/04/2009
9:27:24 PM
excellent effort. very commendable.
i like how you've probably made someone's trip very memorable (well, unless you terrorised them on the rope....)... (then it wouldn't not be commendable at all...)
;-)
racingtadpole
2/04/2009
11:09:39 PM
Nice work. Interesting way of rigging the chair. Correct in assuming its an assisted rap?
Paul
3/04/2009
6:46:26 AM
On 2/04/2009 racingtadpole wrote:
>Nice work. Interesting way of rigging the chair. Correct in assuming
>its an assisted rap?
Yes, it was more of an assisted lower, the guy in the wheelchair had no use of his legs and not much controll of his arms.
Yezma
30/04/2009
8:55:43 AM
Hey Paul would like to know a little more about the rig that you used for the wheelchair if possible. We are running abseils for people with disabilities , but haven't yet ventured into the possibilities of a wheelchair over as yet. Would like to talk if possible.
please contact me on email: adventure@karingal.org.au.

cruze
30/04/2009
9:25:50 AM
Awesome!
Paul
30/04/2009
12:04:57 PM
On 30/04/2009 Yezma wrote:
>Hey Paul would like to know a little more about the rig that you used for
>the wheelchair if possible. We are running abseils for people with disabilities
>, but haven't yet ventured into the possibilities of a wheelchair over
>as yet. Would like to talk if possible.
>please contact me on email: adventure@karingal.org.au.

emailed you
Uncle _Brendo
11/05/2009
11:40:42 PM
G'day Paul.
I took a mate with Cerebral Palsy abseiling the on the weekend. He does a lot of outdoor stuff with us. He said he'd love to try something like this with a few people that he helps with the Northcott Society.
Could I please get a copy of any information would be greatly appreciated.
unclebrendo@yahoo.com.au.
Cheers
Brendo
Paul
12/05/2009
9:53:01 AM
On 11/05/2009 Uncle _Brendo wrote:
>G'day Paul.
>I took a mate with Cerebral Palsy abseiling the on the weekend. He does
>a lot of outdoor stuff with us. He said he'd love to try something like
>this with a few people that he helps with the Northcott Society.
>Could I please get a copy of any information would be greatly appreciated.
>unclebrendo@yahoo.com.au.
>Cheers
>Brendo

Emailed you
Richard Delaney
12/05/2009
11:13:42 AM
Great job with getting people out there!

I've done a bit of this over the years with people with very wide ranging levels of physical
and intellectual ability. I've also run workshops for outdoor leaders interested in making
their activities more accessible.

A few things I've learned:
1. Does this person have any conditions that may limit their ability to sense and report
loss of circulation. If they can't feel their legs could your improvised harness result in suspension trauma?
2. Does the person have a normal distribution of weight and is their centre of gravity
lower than the attachment point on the harness?
3. Make sure that it doesn't become a techo rigging challenge where the person is just
another object - is it really in their best interest to do this activity this way?

Uncle _Brendo
18/05/2009
10:47:01 PM
g'day Paul.
Thanks for emailing but I didn't receive it. Could I trouble you to send it agian
Cheers
Brendo
Paul
19/05/2009
12:35:22 PM
On 18/05/2009 Uncle _Brendo wrote:
>g'day Paul.
>Thanks for emailing but I didn't receive it. Could I trouble you to send
>it agian
>Cheers
>Brendo

sent you another email and a PM with info.
If you need help conducting such an activity please get in contact with me.

Paul

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