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Old 03-20-2020, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hiking with Prosthetic Leg

Does anyone know of anybody who has climbed the Adirondack 46 with a prosthetic leg? I know of someone who has a prosthetic leg and is attempting the 46. He has asked if we know of any one else who has climbed the 46 with a prosthetic. I'm guessing it has been done but don't know the answer. Any feedback will be passed along to the aspiring 46er.

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Old 03-20-2020, 04:19 PM   #2
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While doing my 46 I did meet a hiker with a prosthetic leg. We chatted a bit and as we departed he was moving faster than I was. I don't know if this was the one he had, but he did mention there were options for folks that were amputee hikers/climbers.

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Old 03-25-2020, 02:00 PM   #3
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I don't have useful contacts or info to offer -- but I bet a lot of us will be rooting for him. Hope we hear more about it!
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:43 PM   #4
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Not the 46, but a man on the Trailspace Forum mentioned that his g-grandfather lost his leg in a mining accident and with a carved wooden leg climbed I believe he said MT St Helens every summer!
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