Grant Korgan Learns to Sit-Ski for the First Time

A Great Day with Grant and Shawna Korgan at Alpine Meadows (Photo: High Fives Foundation)

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 the High Fives Foundation helped Grant Korgan return to the sport of skiing with a board-approved grant!

The incredibly talented Grant took to learning the nuances of using a sit-ski at Disabled Sports USA – Far West at Alpine Meadows under the tutelage of the incomparable Bill Bowness. With the athletic talent that Grant possesses, coupled with his abilities on a wave-ski, pushing to the south pole and kayaking, he made immediate progress and in no time was skiing from the upper mountain and even boosting in the terrain park!

Click HERE for a photo gallery of highlights from March 20 at Alpine Meadows.

Stay tuned for more updates on Grant and his adventures in skiing…

About High Fives Athlete Grant Korgan:

After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, world-class adventurer, nano-scientist, and professional athlete, Grant Korgan – who had never shied away from a challenge – refused to balk at his new reality because he still had a mission in store. Ten years prior, when his best friend and climbing partner passed away in an avalanche, his parents entrusted Korgan with their son’s equipment, entreating him to continue climbing on life’s skinny branches. Spurred by his commitment to a friend, an overwhelming sense of self-belief, and armed with the unconditional love and support of his soul mate and wife Shawna, Korgan decided right from the start he would overcome. By doing the hard work and tirelessly visualizing his progression, he found the strength to rise and reclaim his active lifestyle by becoming the first spinal cord-injured athlete in history to ski 80 miles to Antarctica’s South Pole. Today, he is the emerging face of spinal cord recovery and heralds his message of choosing positivity through adversity so that we may all climb a mountain for someone we love.

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