On Monday, 31-year-old double amputee Spencer West began a 300-kilometre journey from Edmonton to Calgary — on his hands — to draw attention to the distances some people around the world must walk to get clean water.
West plans to arrive in Calgary on May 16.
"Thirty kilometres a day is going to be rough. Your arms aren’t necessarily meant to be walked on so that’s why I’m doing a bit on my hands and a bit in a wheelchair, to try to keep my shoulders in shape. I certainly can’t afford to lose these at this point," West told the Edmonton Journal.
Follow West's journey here.
Last summer, West and his two best friends, David Johnson and Alex Meers, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro — and raised more than half a million dollars for Free the Children's clean water projects.
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