Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: Glenn Shaw, Adventurer with Brittle Bone Condition

Magazine article Geographical

Explorer's Essentials: Glenn Shaw, Adventurer with Brittle Bone Condition

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1. A satellite phone

I never leave for an expedition without one.

2. Duct tape

Over the years, I've forgotten how many uses I've found for this stuff, from fixing torn clothing and patching holes in tents and kayaks to lashing a water-bottle holder together

3. Leatherman pocket tool

These need little introduction and, as far as I'm concerned, replace its trusted predecessor, the Swiss Army knife.

* Info: www.leatherman.co.uk

4. Off-road wheelchair

Built in Switzerland by Kuschall in association with Invacare, this three-wheeler (or five-wheeler, if you include the two optional small traditional wheels) was specifically designed to allow me to get up to Mount Everest Base Camp in 2003.

* Info: www.kuschall.com; www.invacare.com

5. Leather fingerless gloves

As a wheelchair user, I find that wearing full gloves often makes my hands too hot and prevents me from doing tasks that require a delicate touch.

6. Paramo clothing

Paramo makes most of my clothing, which has to be made especially for me. Without Paramo's purpose-made kit, I doubt I would be going very far at all.

* Info: www. …

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