Karen Darke Video

Karen was a keen runner, climber and all round outdoor addict who climbed Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn by the age of 21. During a climbing expedition in 1992 Karen fell off a cliff, severing her spinal chord which paralysed her from the chest down. Since her accident Karen has had to challenge her own physical and mental barriers, In 1997 she hand-biked over the Himalayas, a 1400 km journey from Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and three years later she hand-biked the 2000km length of Japan. In September 2011 Karen achieved a bronze medal in the Para-cycling World Championships in Denmark, securing her place in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Karen Darke's story is inspiring and energising, and she is a modest and thoughtful inspirational and motivational speaker.

Biography of Karen Darke