Who Dat?

Back in the 80s, long before the X-Games existed, Tom Haig traveled the world as an extreme athlete. He visited more than 50 countries as an international high diver, doing multiple somersault tricks from over 90 feet.

That life came crashing down one Sunday morning in 1996. While training on his mountain bike, he smashed into the grill of a truck and became paralyzed from the waist down. But less than a year later he completed a 100-mile ride on a hand-cycle and traveled by himself to Europe and the Middle East.

Since then he has continued to travel the world as a consultant, writer and video producer. He spent six months launching a Tibetan radio station in the Himalayas and shot documentary shorts on disability in Bangladesh, France, Albania, Ghana and most recently Nepal.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Christopher Reeve Photo Contest Finalist

So all that time in India has not gone for naught! This pic has been selected as a finalist in the Christopher Reeve Foundation Travel Photo Contest. Taken on a 118 degree day in Agra. I rolled 14 km. to get to that spot, not to mention a four-hour train ride in a sweltering vestibule (aisle was too narrow to get to my seat). Oh yeah - my right castor wheel had ripped off earlier on the trip so I did this all on three wheels!!

Please vote here: http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.6724011/k.A946/2011_Faces__Places_Photo_Contest_Places.htm