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SCARPA’s First Friday Film Fest: April

Apr. 3rd 2015

Spring is here! Celebrate making it to Friday by watching some inspiring videos from some of our athletes on rock, snow and raging rivers.

Will Gadd’s Historic Climb Up Frozen Niagara Falls

Will Gadd takes ice climbing to new heights by being the first person ever to ascend the frozen sections of the world’s largest flowing waterfall, Niagara Falls. Take an inside look at the journey behind Gadd’s historic first ascent.

Inhale, Exhale: Skiing the Weminuche Wilderness in Colorado. Video 3

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Erik Weihenmayer’s No Barriers Life

Mar. 18th 2015

From the Seven Summits to sheer ice faces and the class IV rapids on the Grand Canyon, Erik Weihenmayer has proven that there really is no place too far to explore. He’s circumnavigated the globe countless times on various expeditions, ticking off epic ascents of some of the world’s hardest climbs. While the well known sends and daring river descents make headlines, Erik recently spoke with us about his adventures that stand out for different reasons. The very reasons why we all step into the unknown and seek new adventures.

Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff Evans, and Eric Alexander on the summit of Mt. Everest.

Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff Evans, and Eric Alexander on the summit of Mt. Everest. Photo Credit: Luis Benitez

Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff Evans, and Eric Alexander on the summit of Mt. Everest.
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SCARPA Athletes in the News

Oct. 13th 2014

Once a month, we will be keeping you posted on SCARPA athletes goings-on, whether they’re breaking new records, winning wild races, or are just out there having fun.

October 6 – Blind kayaker Erik Weihenmayer finished the recent No Barriers Grand Canyon expedition, a three-week, 277-mile white water kayaking adventure through the Grand Canyon. Read more about Weihenmayer’s trip.

October 9 – Red Bull Media House released the first part of their new series about Chris Davenport, “Faces of Dav.” The first episode takes a look at Davenport’s return to Bella Coola after Doug Coomb’s tragic accident in 2007. Watch the episode.

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The Man with a Vision: Q&A with adventurer Eric Weihenmayer

Jul. 12th 2012

Photo by: Hans Florine

Eric Weihenmayer might be blind but he knows where he’s going. The SCARPA athlete, author and motivational speaker has been a busy man. Taking a disability and turning it into virtue has taken him adventuring all around the world, and he’s now leading others to do the same. On the road much of the time, his schedule is rife with speaking engagements or planning his next opus with Soldiers to Summit, an outreach program for disabled vets. We were able to get him on the phone for a hot second to talk about the current state of Weihenmayer affairs.

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Erik Weihenmayer, veterans and overcoming adversity

Nov. 11th 2010

It’s Veteran’s Day, and we just got this video from Erik Weihenmayer, who recently signed on as a team member on SCARPA’s athlete roster.

You probably know the name; Erik’s most widely known as the blind climber who summited Mt. Everest a number of years back. But Erik’s (as you might expect) much more than just the blind climber who succeeded on Everest. Beyond having tackled and succeeded on climbing objectives ranging from the Nose in Yosemite to Denali to the Naked Edge in Eldo (all those being objectives that just about any climber would be challenged on), Erik’s also passionate about helping other people who face adversities in their life overcome them.

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