Friday, August 21, 2009

Cato Zahl Pedersen

Today at school we had a lecture by a very special person, Cato Zahl Pedersen, who is a multiple times olympic winner as well as a mount Everest climber and a traveller to the South Pole.
What is most amazing is that he has done all of this even though he lost both his arms whenj he was 14 years old.

He is a major inspiration to so many. He had a fun way of telling the students that he read IMPOSSIBLE as I'm possible.

Some images from his own home page

There is a big rehabilitation senter named after him

Odd Nerdrum, a famous painter, especially in Norway and the US has painted his nude portrait making him belong to a very celebert company. The painting is worth at least a million Norwegian kroner