Climbing as a blind person? Jörg von de Fenn proves that this is possible. He would love to climb the Watzmann east face or the Eiger north face. Why this has failed so far, what he would stand up for as Commissioner for the Disabled and how he otherwise rolls, he tells us on REHACARE.com.
Name: Jörg von de Fenn Age: 51 City: Berlin, Germany Occupation: Pending between pension and work Impairment: Blind on LHON for 30 years
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far? Jörg von de Fenn: Climb the Watzmann east face and/or Eiger north face. Unfortunately, so far I have not found a suitable mountain guide/companion who was crazy enough to dare to climb with me.
Which person has influenced you most? And why? Jörg von de Fenn: Schimanski, because he spoke plain language.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first? Jörg von de Fenn: I would do my best to ensure that the already existing laws on inclusion and accessibility are implemented and lived in everyday life.
What is especially near and dear to you? Jörg von de Fenn: Nice and uncomplicated people.
I would like to be ... Jörg von de Fenn: Ice hockey player.
Which question would you like to be answered the most? Jörg von de Fenn: Why do so many of them have a problem with their fellows who do not conform to the "norm" in their appearance?
What I still wanted to say... Jörg von de Fenn: Less envy and resentment within the blind community makes life easier, because we are all in the same boat.