Maine Bound offers adaptive climbing sessions, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine in partnership with the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center’s (AOEC) Horizons Alpine Climbing Program will offer adaptive climbing at the Maine Bound Adventure Center throughout the spring semester. The program is designed to provide assistance and accommodations for individuals with cognitive or physical differences and will include weekly adaptive climbing sessions, as well as other events. Dozens of people gathered at Maine Bound for its Adaptive Climbing Volunteer Training and Community Climbing Day, WABI reported. Enock Glidden, the adaptive climbing director at AOEC, said he couldn’t imagine not sharing his experience with other climbers. “I was born with spina bifida, which makes me unable to walk, and throughout my life I’ve had other communities who’ve helped me along the way,” Glidden said. “I’ve tried paragliding and I fly airplanes. I’ve been able to experience a lot of things, and to be able to give that experience to other people is a pretty major thing to experience for me.”