Gema Hassen-Bey , a pioneer in Paralympic fencing in Spain, has brought the world’s first adapted campervan vehicle to the Complutense University Summer Courses in San Lorenzo de El Escorial . With this vehicle, she seeks ” for people in wheelchairs to gain autonomy in nature “, where she herself has also been a pioneer, having managed to climb Mount Abantos, La Bola del Mundo and 3,000 meters of Mount Teide by handbike .
This first prototype has been done with Ford , specifically with a pick-up , the Ford Ranger . With the idea of being able to spend the night in nature and do longer training, it was decided to camperize the pick up , for which a tent has been installed on top of the vehicle with a system that allows autonomous access. Hassen-Bey has stated that the challenge was “to get to the mountain, train, get on and off the handbike and sleep”.