Paralyzed from the Waist Down, A Mountaineer Challenges the Impossible

Aron Anderson isn’t your typical millennial. For starters, the 29-year-old Stockholm resident travels more than 130 days a year, visiting children in war-torn countries and giving motivational speeches to audiences across the globe. He’s also penned an autobiography (Opportunities, which launched in August), appeared on TV, and raised millions for childhood cancer research. And then there are his athletic accomplishments: Anderson has summited Kilimanjaro and Norway’s Trolltunga, finished two IRONMAN competitions, skied across Antarctica, and biked from Malmö, Sweden to Paris. But perhaps most impressive is the fact that he’s done all of this without the use of his legs.

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