Me, Alex, Sage, and Hugh in Rocky Mountain National Park. August 2012
How will Hugh see his children while they're walking The Way? When his work schedule allows, Hugh will fly out and hike with us. Though he won't be with us during our entire Camino, he does have every intention of walking the last 100 kilometers (62 miles) so he can receive his Compostela. The Compostela is the certification of completion given to Camino pilgrims when they arrive at Santiago. One must walk the final 100 kilometers (or bike the final 200 kilometers) to qualify for the Compostela.
For those of you not familiar with Hugh Herr, it's important to note that he's a bilateral amputee. His lack of human legs doesn't keep him from being one of the best climbers in the country, though.
That being said, I'm not sure how Hugh's going to handle the day-after-day grind of the Camino. I'm worried there will be times when his stumps ache or bleed. However, Hugh's an inventor and a leading scientist in the field of biomechatronics, so I trust he'll be able to invent/construct something that will help him handle The Way.