Nearly 25 years ago, Christian Bagg was snowboarding in Canada’s Banff National Park when he crashed and broke his back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.
“I knew right when I hit the ground that that was it,” Bagg, 45, told CNN. “I don’t ever remembering having any moment where I thought I would walk again. Something in me just knew it was over.”
But nothing could stop the avid outdoorsman from finding his way back up a mountain.