Erik Weihenmayer is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist, motivational speaker and the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on May 25, 2001. For this feat, he was honored with a Time Magazine cover story.
Erik Weihenmayer (@ErikWeihenmayer) has kayaked the Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Everest -- blind. He is the author of Touch the Top of the World and co-author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage. What We Discuss with Erik Weihenmayer: How challenges unite us as human beings -- no matter our hardships or handicaps. Why losing his sight as a teenager didn't discourage Erik from excelling beyond the capacity of the world's most accomplished extreme athletes. How Erik embraces a "no barriers" philosophy to guide and lift others -- even when their own cultures seek to keep them down. Why Erik's not "the blind climber," but a climber who happens to be blind -- and why this makes all the difference. The instincts, senses, and technology that allow Erik to navigate around his dangerous terrains of choice without sight. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
The first blind person to ever summit Mount Everest, Weihenmayer discusses his journey and why he was determined to accomplish what was thought to be an unreachable feat.
One of the reasons why people get stuck when it comes to breaking barriers is when one obstacle after the next gets in the way. It kills their energy and momentum. They feel that they are taken out of the game. On this episode, we’re here with Eric Weihenmayer. He is blind, but he has accomplished feats like reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. Also, he is the author of No Barriers. He shares what you can do to help you stay in that ‘no barriers, no limit’ mindset. Eric says that life is an adventure and that it’s not a failure if things turn out differently than what we expected. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at
@erikweihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, and his adventure sports exploits don’t stop there; he also solo kayaked the Grand Canyon. But this episode isn’t about all ... The post No Barriers: Erik Weihenmayer appeared first on Author Hour.
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Sep 23rd, 1968
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2 hours, 24 minutes
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