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11/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Disabled Colorado Athlete Prepairs For Unprecedented Climb

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (CBS News) ―

The moment of truth is almost at hand for a man who is no stranger to the toughest of challenges. In just a few days he'll be climbing Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro as no one has ever climbed it before, as CBS News correspondent Karen Brown reports.

Don't tell Chris Waddell he can't climb a mountain. This week Waddell will try to become the first paraplegic, on his own power, to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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