Exhibition realization: 2 September to 17 October 2008
Authors: Jitka Graclíková, Michaela Hanousková, Jan Hásek, Lukáš Másilko, Jan Matějka, Lukáš Pazderka, Ilja Rajdová, Karolína Stehlíková, Alexandr Zvonek
On June 29, 2008 a group of disabled MU students and their guides reached the highest mountain of the Greek mountain range Olympus (2917 m). The group consisted of 9 hearing impaired and 9 visually impaired students and 11 guides (mostly Teiresias Centre employees).
It was actually the second time the Teiresias Center (Center for Students with Special Needs) history. The first course of alpine hiking for disabled students took place in 2003 and at that time only visually impaired students participated. It was inspired by a great interest of students in the course of climbing on a climbing wall which is a common sport activity for the blind. "We believed that a natural terrain would be more attractive for the visually impaired than the gym and we were right," said Petr Peňáz, the Teiresias Centre head and one of the organizers of the event.
The Olympus 2003/2008 exhibition reflected both of the ascents. It also included tactile maps of the mountain range and photographs from other field trips and training courses regularly organized by the Teiresias Center for disabled students of Masaryk University.
Photographs by a student Jan Matějka.