NSCD: Recreation & competitive programs for people with disabilities.

Mike Gabbianelli

Its not the destination it's the Journey


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Mike Gabbianelli

Its not the destination it's the Journey


Teaches: Rock Climbing - General
Also Teaches: Archery, Custom Group Activities, Camps, River Rafting, Sailing, Water Sports, Ability Clinic, Shooting Sports, Camping, Adams Camp
Home Mountain: National Sports Center for The Disabled , None, None
Gender: Male
Certifications: None
Years Teaching: 0.0
Years at National Sports Center for The Disabled : 0.0
Certifications: None
Years Teaching: 0.0
Years at National Sports Center for The Disabled : 0.0

About

It has been a long road of experiences that has brought me here to the NSCD. Born in Canada and raised in Michigan it was not until my late high school career that I discovered climbing. Since then I yearned to experience the natural world around me and began seeking out different ways to explore it.

I was on a sea kayaking trip in Ontario Canada when I realized how enriching and therapeutic outdoor activities are and that I wanted to devote my life to sharing this passion and these experiences with others. As a climbing/backpacking guide in Yosemite, California, I fell in love with the large mountain ranges of the west and knew I had to explore more of the ranges in this beautiful country of ours. This led me to Colorado

Growing up with a parent with a disability has always made me passionate about helping others achieve things they never thought possible. This passion led me to a special needs school called Laradon in metro Denver that serves students with developmental disabilities. I spent 3 years at this school as a para-educator working one on one with students of all kinds and during this time my passion and love for working with this population only grew and grew but my love for the outdoors was never far behind.

It was then that I realized that I desired to share my outdoor passions with people of all types of abilities. I realized that my passions were not mutually exclusive and people of all abilities can draw from the outdoor experiences that have always been so therapeutic and enlightening to me and so many others. I consider myself a lucky man to be able to have the opportunity to combine my passions in such a way and have the opportunity to share them with so many.

All these experiences and adventures culminate into every day I take a new group and every individual I have the pleasure of guiding.


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About

It has been a long road of experiences that has brought me here to the NSCD. Born in Canada and raised in Michigan it was not until my late high school career that I discovered climbing. Since then I yearned to experience the natural world around me and began seeking out different ways to explore it.

I was on a sea kayaking trip in Ontario Canada when I realized how enriching and therapeutic outdoor activities are and that I wanted to devote my life to sharing this passion and these experiences with others. As a climbing/backpacking guide in Yosemite, California, I fell in love with the large mountain ranges of the west and knew I had to explore more of the ranges in this beautiful country of ours. This led me to Colorado

Growing up with a parent with a disability has always made me passionate about helping others achieve things they never thought possible. This passion led me to a special needs school called Laradon in metro Denver that serves students with developmental disabilities. I spent 3 years at this school as a para-educator working one on one with students of all kinds and during this time my passion and love for working with this population only grew and grew but my love for the outdoors was never far behind.

It was then that I realized that I desired to share my outdoor passions with people of all types of abilities. I realized that my passions were not mutually exclusive and people of all abilities can draw from the outdoor experiences that have always been so therapeutic and enlightening to me and so many others. I consider myself a lucky man to be able to have the opportunity to combine my passions in such a way and have the opportunity to share them with so many.

All these experiences and adventures culminate into every day I take a new group and every individual I have the pleasure of guiding.


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