No Barriers

I want to share with you my No Barriers Mindset. It’s the idea that despite the fact that we all have challenges that want to knock us flat on our backs, we can attack those challenges head-on, breaking through them and living a life of purpose. We all want that kind of life for ourselves, for our families, and for the teams of people surrounding us. The best way is to live it; to start now!

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  • No Barriers

    In 2005, Erik helped create No Barriers USA, an organization based on the assumption that each person, regardless of age, state of mind or physical condition, has a thirst for adventure and a hope for the future that is worthy of igniting.

  • No Barriers Warriors

    In 2010, Erik and his Everest team led a group of disabled soldiers, all injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, to the summit of Lobuche, a 20,100-foot peak in the Himalayas.

  • No Barriers Youth

    Erik has been part of No Barriers for many years. In 2006 and 2009, he led groups of sighted and non-sighted students to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. 

  • No Barriers Women

    No Barrier’s Women is a community of women who are dedicated to living lives full of purpose and meaning. Erik is proud to support this community and their optimism, opportunities for growth, and motivation to overcome adversities.

  • Anchor Center for Blind Children

    The mission of Anchor Center for Blind Children is to teach visually impaired infants, young children and their families, providing hope and a nurturing environment where children reach their highest potential.

  • Access Fund

    Erik believes that climbing areas should be kept open to the public unless there is a risk of environmental damage.

  • Trust for Public Land

    This is a great organization that protects land in and around cities and pioneers new land conservation techniques.