Polar Vision – Training Video from Polar Vision on Vimeo.

The alternate title to this post was “Prepare to Be Inspired, or to Have Your Mind Blown, or to Be Left Speechless, etc.” It was just a touch too unwieldy, though, for the story of Adam Lock, recent graduate of Haas School of Business’s MBA program.

At the ripe old age of 24, Lock’s vision began to deteriorate due to Macular Degeneration. He could no longer fly for the Royal Navy, but the end of his military career was the beginning of an unbelievable life.

Lock rowed across the Atlantic, raising money for charity, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, Blanc and Everest and ran 10 marathons, all while slowly losing his vision.

Now he is training to be the first visually impaired person to walk to the South Pole, a journey of 600 miles carrying a 100-pound sled in subzero temperatures from the coast of Antarctica to the final destination, on the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott’s successful race to the pole.

The Polar Vision team started training in March and has been blogging about their adventures.

So, what have you done this year?

Polar Vision — Training Video [vimeo]
A nearly blind Berkeley grad plans 600 mile trek to the South Pole [TNW]

Stanisław Jabłoński said:
Mar 23, 2012 at 12:18 am