Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer Kayaks the Grand Canyon
Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer kayaks Granite Rapid in the Grand Canyon in April 2013. Erik, who lost his vision when he was 13 years old, is planning to kayak the 277 miles through the Colorado River's insane rapids this September.
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Erik Weihenmayer is a world-class adventurer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, and one of only 150 mountaineers to climb the Seven Summits. His latest and most demanding adventure is kayaking the 277 miles of the Grand Canyon. One of the most exciting and well-known athletes in the world, he never let his lack of vision interfere with his quality of life. Weihenmayer’s feats have earned him incredible press coverage and dozens of awards. He is also the author of two books and addresses leadership, teamwork, overcoming adversity, motivation, and inspiration.