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The Challenge Trek team was comprised of a group of resolute individuals with diverse disabilities, including those with quadriplegia, paraplegia, and mobility, visual and hearing impairments.

The team embodied the qualities of responsibility, leadership, determination and strength as they made the 3-week trek to the 17,500' base camp of the world's highest peak, thus "Challenge the Myth" that people with disabilities are not capable.

Along with assistants, medical staff and the finest Sherpa in the world, the team reached Everest base camp on April 6, 2003, becoming the largest cross disability group to ever do so. Trek Itinerary and Commemorative Poster

Steve BernsteinSteve Bernstein

Mark Ezzell Mark Ezzell

Mark GobbleMark Gobble

Lee HancockLee Hancock

Ted HolmesTed Holmes

Christine KaneChristine Kane

Dick MuldowneyRichard Muldowney

Sandra MurgiaSandra Murgia

Barry Muth Barry Muth

Dinesh Ranasinghe Dinesh Ranasinghe

Jose Reyes    Jose Reyes

Dana Roach Dana Roach

Gene Rodgers Gene Rodgers

Robert Rodgers

Robert Rodgers

Erich Schlegel Erich Schlegel

Kim Smith

Kim Smith

Matt Standridge

Matt Standridge

Christine White Christine White

Riley WoodsRiley Woods

Lakpa Dorchi SherpaLakpa Sherpa

Lakpa Dorchi SherpaTenzing Sherpa

Andy CockrumAndy Cockrum

Reid NixonReid Nixon

Janis TupesisJanis Tupesis, MD