Karen Darke (@kdarke) is a Paralympic Gold Medallist and adventurer.
Karen was always a keen runner, climber and all round outdoor addict but aged 19, she fell off a cliff and became paralysed from the chest down. With creativity and perseverance she has lived an extraordinary life and proven that almost anything is still possible.
Karen has crossed mountains in Central Asia on a hand bike; completed a 600 kilometre journey across Greenland on a sit-ski and climbed the one kilometre high rock face of El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park.
Currently, she is a full time athlete with the British Para-Cycling Team. In Rio in 2016 she won a Paralympic gold in the Handcycling road race.
Karen is truly an inspirational character. On this podcast we talk a lot about mindset, Karen’s approach to dealing with fear and other psychological tips and tricks. We also talk about Karen’s incredible expeditions and what she hopes to achieve from now on.
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