Return to Dirt reunites a disabled athlete with a part of themselves that can only be found in nature. For many of our athletes, outdoor recreation is unattainable because of any number of physical limitations. With our equipment, expertise and team, we can provide accessibility in otherwise inaccessible environments. On November 18th, 2014, I watched Tim (R2D Founder) land off-balance and crash while skiing in the backcountry near the town of Crested Butte. It wasn’t immediately apparent what was wrong, but there was no chance we were going to get out without help. The fact that we could even place an emergency call for help is a miracle. For the ensuing hours, we sat together in the snow waiting patiently for search and rescue to arrive. The birds were chirping, the sky was blue to perfection and despite the low battery notification ringing every few minutes on my Samsung slider phone, we maintained conversation. Friends, powder days, microeconomics homework and Sudoku are the subjects of conversation that stand out. Rescue eventually arrived and quickly called a helicopter—the first sure-sign that this indeed was a situation too heavy for either of us to comprehend….[continue to the link below read about this] https://returntodirt.org/about/
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