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Northeast Passage Takes Hikers to First Accessible AMC Hut

Jan 1, 2013

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>>

Galehead Videos:

Trek to Galehead (4:24)

To view the full version (45 Minutes):

  • Visit the UNH iTunes page:
  • 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)

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