2014: Paralympic Winter Games, silver super combined, 4th super-G, 6th giant slalom; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 1st giant slalom; Huntsman Cup, 1st slalom; World Cup Copper Mountain, 7th slalom run 1, 2nd slalom run 2, 6th giant slalom run 1, 9th giant slalom run 2; NorAm Aspen, 5th downhill; U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 2nd super-G, 7th downhill
2013: IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships, 5th slalom, 6th super combined; NorAm Copper Mountain, 2nd slalom
2012: U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Championships, 2nd downhill, 3rd super-G
2010: Paralympic Winter Games, 8th super-G, 10th super combined; World Cup Sestriere, 6th super combined heathcalhoun.com/
This is a piece created to showcase Challenge America and Challenge Aspen for The Victorious Project.
We want to thank Heath for providing the inspiration to dedicate a large part of my life to telling these magnificent stories. I have met the most sincere, passionate people that are living every bit of their lives in different ways and having the awareness of all senses that involve basic survival and the clarity to survive and continue to serve others.
Chris Davenport takes his ski mountaineering pretty darn serious and he doesn't want anyone to bag a first ascent before him. So when he learned the superpipe was opening up at Buttermilk he camped out so he could beat the groms.
After losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq, 101st Airborne Ranger Heath Calhoun endures a tortuous recovery. Years later, the Virginia native finds freedom in an unlikely location, on the ski slopes of Aspen, Colorado. Calhoun discovers an innate talent for ski racing, earning a coveted chance to represent his country again -- as an athlete on the 2010 Paralympic ski team. With gold in the balance, Calhoun commits everything to the challenge.
13 minutes. Produced and directed by Tyler Stableford.
June 23-27, 2008 Challenge Aspen's Operation C.A.M.O. is committed to helping our wounded veterans realize their full potential and face life's challenges despite adversity.
"Free Life" by Dan Wilson
"Still" by Jodie Manross
"Can't Go Back Now" by The Weepies
"It'll Be Alright (Live)" by Andrea Hamilton
"The Scenic Route" by Mia Sable
"Collide" by Howie Day
"Cry" by Dan Wilson
"Carry You" by Amy Grant (supporter of Challenge Aspen)