Karen Darke

Karen Darke was a keen runner and mountaineer, then at the age of 21 she fell from a cliff and became paralysed from the chest down. Determined not to let her condition get the better of her, Karen embarked on a series of testing adventures. Within four years of her accident she was hand-biking over the Himalaya, a 1200 mile trip that many said was impossible. Since then her adventures have included the Japanese archipelago by handbike, sea kayaking a 1200 mile length of the Canada-Alaska...See more