The Push expedition trekked across the final degree of latitude of our planet, roughly 85+ miles, in under -40+ degree temperatures, for nearly two straight weeks - all with Grant Korgan pushing solely with his arms in a custom sit ski, built for the most inhospitable place on earth.
On January 17, 2012, Grant and his guides reached the bottom of our world on the 100th anniversary, to the day, of when Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition arrived at the earth's most remote spot, the geographic South Pole.
Grant Korgan had it all, lost it in a tragic accident, and rose up to become the first spinal cord injured athlete to ski to the South Pole. Facing brutal elements, demanding topography, minus -40+ degree conditions, failing gear, hypothermia, frostbite, mental challenges and extreme exhaustion, the physical limitations were just the beginning of the challenges Grant and his team faced along THE PUSH journey.
Director - Grant Korgan, Brian Niles
Grant Korgan is a Pioneer of Possibility. Through his world-record setting expeditions and adventures, executing on his high-performance mindset principles, and being a true purveyor of positivity, Grant has innovated a new way of thinking to overcome challenge by harnessing the unlimited power of change.
A nano-scientist by trade and an athlete by passion, Grant’s propensity to pursue adventure, seek positivity and explore the limits of what is possible, has always taken him well beyond the glass ceilings of life. In 2010 a new chapter began, and Grant’s approach to overcoming the challenge of losing the feeling and movement in over half his body would be no different. On January 17th 2012 Grant became the first person with a spinal cord injury to push himself to Antarctica’s geographic South Pole, showcasing that “regardless of ability (or perceived disability), we have the power to push beyond our limitations and live a truly Unbreakable life.”
Korgan chronicles his injury and road to recovery in Two Feet Back, the first in a series of autobiographies, aimed toward reminding us all, “that regardless of ability (or perceived dis-ability), every single one of us has the power to come to the awareness that you can achieve everything you desire in this life”.
Empowering people to ignite their greatness is Grant’s passion. Through his motivational presentations, Grant coaches and inspires his audience to utilize his Formula For Living a Purpose-Filled Life, his High-Performance Mindsets, and the techniques of how to efficiently and effectively choose positivity, utilize perspective, optimize change and turn attitude into action.
Driven by the love he shares with his wife Shawna, his genuine mission to propel others to live their highest performing selves, and having the volition to drive his body to the limit; Grant continues to live an unbreakable life. Moving from paralysis to becoming the first spinal cord injured athlete to ski to Antarctica’s geographic South Pole, to now walking in a set of canes and most recently setting new world-records paddling the circumference of Lake Tahoe, Grant lives by the motto, “It’s human to fall down; the magic happens when we get back up.”
To learn more, please visit: www.grantkorgan.com