Last year, the pandemic kept the Range of Motion Project from sending a team to the top of Cotopaxi. So to make up for lost time, they sent up two expeditions this year. Both units reached the summit at 19,347 feet, while raising well over $100K for amputees in South America, Guatemala, and the USA.
Several of Amplitude‘s friends made the ascent, including Marine veteran Colton Carlson (who went up with Team #1 on September 30) and Paralympic long-jumper Lacey Henderson (pictured at right with Team #2 on October 7—that’s her right behind the “OM” on the “ROMP” banner).
It won’t be long before applications are open to get in on the 2022 climb. We’ll let you know when that portal is open.
Here’s what else has been going on:
Hip Chinese jewelry maker YVMIN netted zillions of likes on social media by helping amputee model Xiao Yang pimp up her prosthesis with some lustrous wearable art.
Anthony Hope is the best one-armed arm wrestler in the whole state of Montana—maybe in the whole 50 states.
Polite applause for international disability golf ace Scott Richardson, who became the first amputee to complete all 36 holes of the arduous British Speedgolf Championship.
What are those eggheads at MIT up to today? Why, they’re creating a design methodology to optimize the mechanical function of a lower-limb prosthesis, customize the device to the wearer’s gait and biomechanics, and reduce cost at the same time.
The best-selling, fan-pleasing creative team behind latter-day Batman comics has just released a new series that features an amputee heroine.
Greek Paralympian Nikos Papangelis became the first amputee to reach the summit of Mount Olympus (elevation 9,570).
The first osseointegration patient in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has a message for other amputees: “It’s like having your own leg again.“
Amputee boxer Langston Stevenson won his first professional fight, a four-round decision over Anthony Woods.