Israel’s disabled get extreme

Physical challenges are no match for Etgarim (Challenges), a non-profit that gets Israelis out of their wheelchairs for confidence-building outdoor activities.

Paralympic cyclist Nati Gruberg goes rappelling with Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat in support of Etgarim.

Paralympic cyclist Nati Gruberg goes rappelling with Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat in support of Etgarim.

Founders of Etgarim (Challenges) see no reason why physical disabilities should keep Israelis from experiencing the thrill of running, bicycling, sailing, rope-climbing and other outdoor and extreme sports. 



Some Etgarim “graduates” have gone on to fame in the Paralympics. For everyone else, the activities are fun and help build self-confidence that carries over to other areas of their lives.
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