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
July 29, 2011 - At this stage of the project, there is A LOT to talk about. The project really kicked off in January of 2011 when shooting began for the project film trailer. An updated trailer was completed following a training trip to Norway’s arctic Svalbard archipelago in May 2011—a great trip that we will touch on more in future blog posts. The updated trailer is what you will find on the website’s home page now.
But what we are focusing our attention on for the next couple weeks is a fantastic training event that is coming together in our own backyard, Lake Tahoe. Starting next week, you will find a barrage of information about this filmed event and all the fun stuff happening with it. There will plentiful opportunities for the local community to help support the team!
So what is the event you ask? As part of their rigorous training for their difficult journey to the South Pole – all of which will be professionally filmed - Lake Tahoe residents and spinal cord-injury athletes John Davis, a two-time Paralympics gold medalist, and Grant Korgan, a world-class kayaker and adventurer, will kayak approximately 50 miles in 4 days following the Lake Tahoe Water Trail. Guides Doug Stoup and Tal Fletcher of Lake Tahoe will accompany Davis and Korgan on stand up paddleboards.
There has been an outpouring of local support to help put this event together and make it all possible.
On July 26th, the team was joined by some of the amazing community supporters (Tahoe SUP, Waterman’s Landing, Ta-Hoe Nalu) to dial in their rigs and prepare for the four-day trip. Beginning Tuesday August 2nd, you will find daily posts about this trip and all the goings-on. So make sure if you’re in Tahoe between August 9-12, it’s on your calendar! Drop a board in the water and paddle along on a leg, or just cheer them on from the shore!
Photo: The Push team getting used to their rigs in preparation of the Paddle Event, August 9-12 (from left to right, Grant, Doug, John, Tal)