Three wheel-chaired Czechs carried to highest mountain Snezka

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10.08.2014 18:08

Pec pod Snezkou - Three mountain porters carried three wheel-chaired people to the top of the highest Czech mountain Snezka within the traditional Saint Lawrence Pilgrimage today.

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Horští nosiči se speciálně upravenými dřevěnými krosnami vynesli 10. srpna při tradiční Svatovavřinecké pouti na vrchol Sněžky tři vozíčkáře. Krosny z jasanového dřeva, v nichž čeští šerpové nesli své klienty, byly vybavené sedačkou, měly polštářek i bezpečnostní zábradlí a prý jsou pohodlné. ČTK Vostárek Josef

Instead of the usual load of supplies for the mountain resorts, they carried three wheel-chaired people in their wooden backpacks, specially adapted for this purpose.

"I was luckier than the three wheel-chaired people as they cannot practice sports as I can," porter Zdenek Pacha, who organised the ascent, said.

The ashwood backpacks were equipped with a stool, a cushion and a safety frame.

The ascent up the Obri dul valley lasted about two hours. The porters had a rest four times during the journey.

The porters had to carry persons weighing 35-55 kilograms plus the backpack weighing another ten kilograms.

The three mountain porters met at a race of porters in the Giant Mountains three years ago.

"Last year, it was quite a problem to find a wheel-chaired person ready to go with us. Now we already have a minor data base of those interested in it," another porter said.

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