High achievers hit the Queenstown slopes

Mountaineer and motivational speaker Mark Inglis (left) and double-Paralympic gold medallist Adam...
Mountaineer and motivational speaker Mark Inglis (left) and double-Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall on the snow. PHOTO: HAZEL PHILLIPS
A double-Paralympic gold medallist and a professional mountaineer took to the slopes at the Adaptive Snow Sports Festival in Queenstown over the weekend.

Celebrated Paralympian Adam Hall, who was born with spina bifida, helped launch the three-day festival at the Remarkables skifield.

He was joined on the slopes by mountaineer Mark Inglis, who lost his legs through frostbite after becoming trapped in an ice cave near the summit of Mt Cook in 1982.

Mr Inglis also held a talk in Queenstown last week, where he spoke about his achievements since losing his legs, including becoming the first ever double amputee to climb Mt Everest.

The festival began with a free ski session, followed by a series of fun-filled events and information sessions held over the weekend.

Add a Comment