Chad Jukes is a disabled veteran and athlete who has overcome adversity through living a life of adventure in the outdoors. After being injured in combat in Northern Iraq in 2006, Chad made the difficult decision to amputate his lower leg in 2007 after connecting with Paradox Sports co-founder and BK amputee Malcolm Daly and knowing this would be the best way to get back into the mountains. He joined one of our first ever Paradox Sports trip in early 2007 to Eldorado Canyon and has been getting after it ever since! Based out of Ridgway, CO, Chad is an avid ice climber and mountaineer. He shares his experiences through mentoring others and speaking to groups about his journey from the hospital bed to the summit of Everest.
Chad’s accomplishments include many notable climbs including Zodiac on El Capitan, Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Mt Rainier, The Grand Teton, Lobuche in Nepal, and Everest. He has also taught many people – including disabled climbers and veterans – how to climb in the iconic Ouray Ice Park. He is an Athlete Ambassador for Marmot, BlueWater Ropes and Paradox Sports.
For more info check out his website here: www.chadjukes.com