Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg at 9 months of age due to a blood infection. When he was 10, he saw an amputee skiing in Connecticut with two outriggers short skis that are mounted on poles to assist in balance and turning and begged his parents for a set. Ever since, he has pursued his outdoor passions in the wildest places and encouraged others to follow him. Now 30, he recently completed what is believed to be the first disabled ski descent of Denali. His mission is to make the outdoors more inclusive and accessible; he co-founded Inclusive Outdoors Project, which promotes outdoor sports and holds clinics for people with disabilities, people of color, and members of L.G.B.T.Q. and other communities often shut out of participation. I hope to inspire people to break down barriers so I'm not the only person doing first disabled descents on Denali and other summits. I want to help inspire people to show up not just for themselves, but for others, Sojitra said.

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