Glenn is 32 and works as a Compliance Auditor, he is taking part or heading
out under his own steam on successively less conventional trips & expeditions:
Surf & Sea Kayaking along the South Coast of England and the Middle East,
White Water Kayaking & Canoeing in Wales, Skiing & Driving Dog Teams in
the wilds of the Colorado Mountains in temperatures of -35c.
A key part of Glenn's expedition equipment is his specially built wheelchair,
christened the 'Snowmobile', which has had numerous rebuilds. Glenn has
built it from the ground up with assistance from Kent Mobility, a specialist
company based in Tonbridge, Kent.
All that Glenn undertakes has to be accomplished in the wheelchair, powered
by the strength of his arms, his adventurous, cheerfully pragmatic spirit
and with his trusted Land Rover.
His forthcoming book, Just Another Mountain is as much about that mountain
which makes every day for Glenn a challenge to be relished, as about his
expeditions including the Everest near miss.
In the meantime, Glenn also devotes time to three other organisations
all of which call upon his ever-increasing schedule;
He is a company director for Firmstart/Choice a company is based in Kent.
The aims of this organisation are to help young people with or without
disabilities start new business ventures or to assist them with seeking
He is a team member of Brunel University's Research & Development Team
who are based in Surrey, their aims are to develop, design & test new
kayaking & canoeing equipment, clothing and safety equipment for fellow
Glenn's third focus for attention is the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
where he can be found attending social events. He is a resident guest
panellist and speaker, speaking about disabled expeditions and integrated
expeditions. Glenn also attends many other RGS events including the Annual
Expedition Explorers Forum. In February 1999 at the RGS, Glenn received
with a great deal of honour his fellowship to the Royal Geographical Society
which formerly recognises his mountaineering career, expedition knowledge
and expertise that he now holds.
To date Glenn has taken his wheelchair higher up the world's highest
mountain range than anyone else with Brittle Bones and is an inspiration
to us all.
Read more about Glenn's exploits at the main site: www.glennshaw.com