Watch: Erik Weihenmayer’s Inspirational Ascent

Erik Weihenmayer Climbing Mt. Everest

Erik Weihenmayer believes that blindness is “just a thing that happened” to him—and not something that defines him. All adversity, he says, should be looked at as nothing more than a catalyst that allows you to be pushed in a new, more exciting direction.

And he definitely brings the excitement. The extreme adventurer—who is the first blind person in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest—took cameras along with him on a recent climb. The video is equal parts amazing and terrifying. Take a look:


Erik is an incredible speaker and best-selling author who has won countless awards and been featured on nearly every cable news program including Oprah, Today, and The Tonight Show. If your audience is facing big goals or needs to be reenergized and inspired, Erik is a terrific choice.

To learn more about Erik, or to check his availability and fees, please visit the speaker page or live chat with us now.

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