On September 7-28, 2014, I tackled another historic challenge: solo kayaking the Grand Canyon 277 miles, from Lee’s Ferry to Pearce Ferry. Joining me was blind Navy veteran and accomplished...
“A spark of greatness exists in all people, but only by touching that spark to adversity's flame does it blaze into the force that fuels our lives and the world.”
The achievement I am most proud of, and probably most noted for, is being the only blind person to climb the Seven Summits. This quest began in 1995 with the ascent of Mount McKinley (aka Denali)...
Everest Leadership Package
Everest: Creating Greatness is a stunning 14-minute video, produced in partnership with the Franklin Covey organization, which will stimulate intense and rewarding discussion about the...
The Educational Package was designed to accompany my memoir, Touch the Top of the World. It was developed by my wife Ellen and I, as well as our good friend and former colleague, Lance...
Erik's outreach is focused on helping others tackle personal challenges, whatever they may be, to reach their full potential. His message, purveyed through his books and speaking, is instrumental in sharing the No Barriers Mindset with people around the world. Much of Erik's work is still very hands-on, and he actively works with programs that foster the No Barriers Mindset.
I started out my professional life as a 5th grade school teacher near Phoenix, Arizona. For six years before my adventure and speaking career took off, I taught English and Math, as well as valuable life lessons. Those experiences have never left me, and I continue to work with educators to help students develop a life vision, pioneer new ideas, and team up with great people.