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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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