Annual USA Climbing Paraclimbing National Championship, July18-19, 2014

Join POA’s  Ronnie Dickson at Stone Summit in Atlanta, Georgia for the USA Climbing Paraclimbing National Championship on July 18th!  Various adaptive climbing workshops/sessions as well as banquet/awards ceremony on July 19th. Check it out!
 
Photo: Join POA's Ronnie Dickson at Stone Summit in Atlanta, Georgia for the USA Climbing Paraclimbing National Championship on July 18th!  Various adaptive climbing workshops/sessions as well as banquet/awards ceremony on July 19th. Check it out!

POA Patients to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro! — How to Support “Team Leg-a-Manjaro”

In January 2014, an all POA team of amputees with various levels of amputation will undertake an incredible challenge — they will bravely attempt to climb over 19,000 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!!!! In doing so they hope to provide inspiration for other amputees and demonstrate that a disability doesn’t determine where you can go; it merely determines where your start. 🙂

Please consider helping this remarkable group of people, each one with an extraordinary story of survival and recovery, to accomplish this goal. They have a fundraising goal of $60K over the next 60 days!!! Please join us in supporting Team Leg-A-Manjaro… This dream can only be realized with your support!

Following is a link to Team Leg-a-Manjaro trip information and contribution page: Leg-a-manjaro Trip

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Ronnie Dickson places SECOND in first USA Paraclimbing event at ABS Championships!, 2/23/2013

Congratulations going out to Ronnie Dickson! He took second place at the American Bouldering Series National Championships held February 22-23, 2013  in Colorado Springs, CO! Six climbers from across the country participated in the first ever USA paraclimbing event!
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Ronnie Dickson leads another successful Rock Climbing Clinic, 1/12/2013

Following link to a tv news segment on the adaptive rock climbing clinic held in Phoenix, AZ last weekend. Ronnie Dickson introduced several amputees to climbing, including two bi-lateral shoulder disartics who were able to make it all the way to the top! Congrats to all!  Click here to view video —> Phoenix TV Channel 12, Adaptive Rock Climbing Clinic

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Ronnie Dickson on cover of “Amp It Up” Magazine Aug/Sept 2012 issue

Our own Ronnie Dickson made the cover of the Aug/Sept issue of “Amp It Up” magazine! Check out his article, “Amputation: an opportunity for a better life.”  —-> Amp It Up article by Ronnie Dickson
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POA’s Rock Climbing Wall is now under construction!, 7/9/2012

Our rock climbing wall is now under construction… it won’t be long before Ronnie Dickson, CP and experienced rock/boulder climber, will be teaching interested patients how to traverse it!

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Amputee Adaptive Climbing Clinic at Joshua Tree National Park, 5/2011

POA intern Ronnie Dickson recently organized his first Adaptive Climbing Clinic at Joshua Tree National Park in California. This video is both inspiring and informative. Great work, Ronnie! Click here to view video >>