From August 2000:
If you build it, they will come.
And they did. Three hikers in wheelchairs and two on crutches, with incredible effort and determination, completed a 9.2 mile round-trip journey this month to the Gale Head hut in the White Mountains. They proved wrong critics who said they would never use the Appalachian Mountain Club facility — the first made accessible for people with disabilities.
Their journey was aided by UNH’s Northeast Passage, a program run through the Department of Recreation Management and Policy, which provides sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. Read More>>
Trek to Galehead (4:24)
To view the full version (45 Minutes):
- Visit the UNH iTunes page: http://itunesu.unh.edu
- This will open up iTunes on your computer (if you don’t have iTunes, you’ll have to download it)
- Once the UNH main page loads in iTunes, on the right hand side, scroll to Life at UNH and choose Exceptional Stories
- Click on the photo Tumbnail – and choose Spirit of Galehead (45:52)