Doug Stoup to lead “THE PUSH: A South Pole Adventure
On January 17, 2012, for the first time in history, two adaptive athletes will push the limits and themselves to the most inhospitable place on the planet – the South Pole. The chosen date marks the 100-year anniversary when Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition reached the earth’s most remote spot.
The expedition includes two adaptive athletes, John Davis, a two-time Paralympic gold medalist, and Grant Korgan, a world-class kayaker and adventurer. Both Davis and Korgan are athletes with spinal cord injuries.The team is led by Doug Stoup, today’s most traveled explorer to the North and South Poles, along with seasoned guide Tal Fletcher.
Davis and Korgan will demonstrate through this expedition – as they literally push themselves 100 miles across the frozen Antarctic landscape – the capacity of the human spirit to overcome life-altering injuries. And, perhaps more importantly, the team hopes to inspire people in all walks of life to help others achieve the seemingly insurmountable, to push their own everyday limits, and to live up to their ultimate potential.