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Phil Myers' Axe-Hands are Made Specially for Handicapped Mountaineers

By: manzil - Published: • References: cumberlandnews
Mountaineer Stephen Ball lost his left hand and leg in a horrific accident in 1999 when he fell two-thousand feet down and trapped in a snow storm for several hours. Despite the incident, Stephen Ball determined to climb again. He sought help from an award-winning prosthetic technician Phil Myers to design a special device that would allow to climb again.

Phil Myers came with an innovative design of axe hands for which he was recently awarded by the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. The custom built hands consist built-in ice axes and adjustable mechanism to adjust the position of the axes that make it a reliable ice climbing device. A perfect example of courage, determination and innovation that will keep inspiring others. Stats for Prosthetic Ice Axes Trending: Older & Chilly
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