83: Find Your Inner Gold with Karen Darke

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Karen Darke became paralyzed from the chest down in a climbing accident but became a Silver Medalist and Gold Medalist in the Paralympics representing England. In this episode:

  • Growing up with a passion for rock climbing
  • What happened during her climbing accident in Scotland?
  • Running out of strength under an overhang and falling onto rocks below
  • Waking up 3 days later and hearing that she is paralyzed from the chest down
  • Her friend’s climbing accident death helped her live life to the fullest after her accident
  • Removing herself from the mountains temporarily to heal emotionally
  • Cycling through the Himalayan Mountains with friends for six weeks
  • Kayaking from Vancouver to Alaska without transporting her wheelchair
  • Crossing Greenland on a sit-skit
  • Winning the Silver Medal in the 2012 Paralympics in her home country England
  • Winning the Gold Medal in the 2016 Paralympics
  • Breaking the land speed record at 41.86mph
  • The number 79 and the Quest 79 mission – Find Your Inner Gold at the Pole of Possibility

You can learn more about Karen at karendarke.com and on Instagram @handbikedarke

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