Blind girl completes tough cycling expedition with father
15-year-old Manasvi Baheti, who is 100% blind, has shown that nothing is impossible when you have determination.
Manasvi has completed a very tough cycling expedition on the Manali-Leh-Khardung La pass on a tandem cycle. She was accompanied by her father Kailash Baheti.
The trip was organized by the Adventure Beyond Barriers Foundation. This aims to promote inclusion by enabling persons with disabilities and those without to participate in adventure sports together.
ABBF has events in trekking, scuba diving, paragliding, and mountaineering. For the first time, the foundation organized a blind-and-sighted tandem cycling expedition in the Himalayas. Twin pairs, each with one blind cyclist, cycled over 500 kilometres from Manali to Khardung La in less than two weeks.
Manasvi was the youngest 100% blind participant of the expedition.
ABBF aims to establish more connected world and remove the wrong notions attached to the word disability.
The expedition is regarded as one of the toughest and there were many check-ups done to ensure participants were fit.