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From the Himalayas to the Paralympics
Four years after being paralysed in a rock climbing accident, Karen Darke set out on a hand bike to cross the Tien Shan and Karakoram mountains of Central Asia. This was to be the first of many adventures which would see Karen hand cycle the length of the Japanese archipelago and the Indian Himalaya, sea kayak a 1200 mile length of the Canada ? Alaska coastline and make a record-breaking 600 kilometre crossing of the Greenland ice cap. This year Karen will represent Team GB in the London Paralympics, hoping to achieve podium position in the Road Para-Cycling event.