Erik Weihenmayer: Living Life With No Barriers | LAI

Erik Weihenmayer: Living Life With No Barriers | LAI


World-class blind adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer, is always seeking a new challenge, breaking barriers and boundaries including climbing Mount Everest and kayaking the Grand Canyon.

In his appearance on the Today Show, Erik shares his journey in discovering what it means to live life with “no barriers,” describing it as a map we build to navigate and pursue a life that matters. Central to this journey is a mindset to continually challenge ourselves to grow and evolve. In this moving interview, Erik details many of his daring adventures and how he’s shattered people’s perceptions about what is humanly possible.

Despite losing his vision at age 14, Erik Weihenmayer is an accomplished climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker who never allows blindness to interfere with his passion for pursuing an exhilarating and fulfilling life. Erik is the first blind person in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest, bringing audiences a powerful message about harnessing the power of adversity as fuel for greatness. He emphasizes the importance of building a strong “Rope Team,” and illuminates how to develop a “No Barriers Mindset.” An ESPY winner, Erik’s talks resonate with diverse audiences from graduating college students to large sales teams to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Erik’s speaking career has taken him around the globe from the 2005 APEC Summit in Chile to the 2009 Presidential Inaugural celebration in Washington, DC – sharing speaking platforms with luminaries such as Secretary Colin Powell, President Bill Clinton, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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World-Class Blind Adventurer

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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.