Wheelchair Abseiling with the BBC

Wheelchair Abseiling with the BBC

I’m wearing head-to-toe waterproofs, walking boots, and a safety helmet. I’m strapped into a harness which is attached to an abseil rope, and I know that behind me is the most stunning view of Bassenthwaite Lake.  So far, this doesn’t sound like an unusual Tuesday morning for someone who lives in the Lake District, until you learn that I’m sat in my wheelchair, which is also strapped into a harness, and hanging at a 45 degree angle off a concrete slab.

 

Earlier this year a BBC researcher contacted me to ask for an interview; a piece to show how wonderful accessible travel and adventure can be.  I’ll be able to tell you more about the programme soon, but for now here’s a post all about my exciting day at the Calvert Trust.

 

Read the full blog post to find out the adventure 

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