Erik Weihenmayer

“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.”

From 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...

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)...

Shortly after going blind, I received a newsletter in Braille about a group taking blind kids rock climbing. I thought to myself, "who would be crazy enough to take a blind kid rock climbing"? So...