adaptive outdoor recreation

Adaptive Rock Climbing at the Gunks

Adaptive Rock Climbing at the Gunks

“It’s not about doing things in a certain way. It’s about finding YOUR way to do it (your “STYLE”), even if it looks different than how most people do it. Sometimes, how you need to do it even looks entirely different than YOU thought it would. That doesn’t matter. Find your own unique way to accomplish those things most important to you.”

Accessible Trails on the West Coast

Accessible Trails on the West Coast

“I've compiled a list of wheelchair-accessible hikes, based upon the hikes I've done in the past year . . . Although this post was done mainly for remembrance, posterity, and self-edification,  I hope that the information will help other wheelchair hikers.”

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 12 - "What a GRIT Day"

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 12 - "What a GRIT Day"

In her new series, IT'S A GRIT LIFE, Nerissa shares how the GRIT Freedom Chair helps her to continue engaging in her favorite activities and living a life of adventure. Today, she shows how the Freedom Chair can seamlessly transition from your outdoor adventure chair to a shopping trip! What ever crosses your path on your day out, the GRIT Freedom Chair is sure to be up to the task!

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

Freedom in the Freedom Chair

“I have always believed  (and this has been strongly re-enforced by a progressive disease) that if there's something that you love to do and you can somehow do, then you should do it now.  With disability, the idea of what you can do must be creatively and flexibly supplemented with different ways of doing things and with adaptive tools, such as the Freedom Chair.”

Beyond "Beyond the Pavement"

Beyond "Beyond the Pavement"

These hikes felt like real back country hikes, with amazing views, challenging conditions, few people. and many discoveries.  Neither would have been possible without my Freedom Chair or my husband. 

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 10 - A Winter of Adventure

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 10 - A Winter of Adventure

In her new series, IT'S A GRIT LIFE, Nerissa shares how the GRIT Freedom Chair helps her to continue engaging in her favorite activities and living a life of adventure. Today she discusses how the Freedom Chair allows her to make the most of snowy, Winter conditions!
 

Canadian Rockies: Jasper National Park

Canadian Rockies: Jasper National Park

We camped at Snaring River, where the only sites available were a couple of walk-in sites.  We grabbed one and used my wheelchair to help carry the large and heavy car camping gear. After several trips down a medium-packed gravel path, we ended up enjoying what was probably our best – most private and best view, not far from a flowing river – campsite of the trip.

Rider Spotlight (Trail Buddy Edition): Kelsom Owens

Rider Spotlight (Trail Buddy Edition): Kelsom Owens

It's not just our Freedom Chair Riders that are a part of the GRIT Family. The Freedom Chair experience extends to our riders' loved ones as well. We wanted to highlight those Trail Buddies who accompany our riders on their adventures, and hear about how the Freedom Chair has helped their loved ones. Today's Trail Buddy Spotlight is Kelsom Owens.

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 7 - Life with Levers

It's a GRIT Life: Chapter 7 - Life with Levers

In her new series, IT'S A GRIT LIFE, Nerissa shares how the GRIT Freedom Chair helps her to continue engaging in her favorite activities and living a life of adventure. Today she talks all about the lever drive system of the GRIT Freedom Chair.

18 Months of GRIT

18 Months of GRIT

When I first started riding my GRIT Freedom Chair, it certainly made a lot of things easier in my life. However, I'm the type of person to push the limits of myself and my equipment, and it wasn't long at all before I was setting my sights on loftier summits.