One hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ground-breaking Terra Nova expedition, four unique individuals attempted to reach the most inhospitable place on earth. Two of them being the first adaptive athletes to ever do so.
THE PUSH uncovers the capacity of human spirit across a year-long journey to achieve the seemingly insurmountable ... ... yet the true story that unfolds is the inspiration for all of us to live up to our ultimate potential.
THE PUSH was recently featured at TEDx Connecticut College
THE PUSH proudly supports High Fives Foundation & the Reeve Irvine Center
Grant talks about his accident, moving on, and of course, The Push expedition!
Grant Korgen Radio Interview - Oct 2011 on 102.9 with Ron-Falon
With less than 100 days to the South Pole, training's getting intense. Here's our guide, Tal, training at home base here at Squaw Valley, pulling a very heavy tire behind him. Go Tal! Also, Grant, Shawna and Tal getting comfortable on hand cycles in Squaw Valley. Cycles courtesy of Disabled Sports Far West......thank you!
The swell of the decade has subsided here on the south shore of Oahu! I am in one piece still with only a couple spots of reef rash and coral cuts. The training has been incredible. Paddling for 5-6 hours a day for my surf sessions, holding my breathe after wipeouts, and lots of pushing to park the car in Waikiki. A little video below!
After nine canceled flights, carrying 22 pieces of luggage weighing it at approximately 400 kilos, the Push team is finally on their way, via charter flight, to Locompue. Here are some thoughts from Johnny D on their journey to the Patagonia...
I just returned from the Southern Californian desert (Imperial Dunes) near El Centro on the Mexican border where it was 118 degrees F. That’s a 160 degree difference to the temperatures we will be expecting on the polar plateau. There I was shooting a BBC television show called Blue Peter.
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