Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Doug Lowry e-mails with news of Scott Rogers, the bloke pictured above. He's an above the knee amputee living in Tennessee.

Scott has just set out on a 70 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania. 70 miles -- not much you may say. Scott's real goal, though, is to walk the entire length of the trail, some 2,200 miles. He reckons that's a whopping 4,646,400 prosthetically-aided foot steps.

As well as all his hiking gear, Scott's taken with him a solar powered charger for the computerised artificial leg he uses. As he says -- "I just didn't think a 2200 mile long extension cord was practical."

I'll be keeping across Scott's progress but you can find out more about him at his personal website.

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