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) when I was a school teacher in Phoenix, Arizona. After this exhilarating feat, I then decided that I wanted to commit to a life as a full-time adventurer. I climbed to the highest point on each of the seven continents over the course of 13 years, and in 2008, I stood atop Carstensz Pyramid, my final continental summit.
In this section, you can learn more about each of my expeditions to climb the Seven Summits.