Who says when one has a disability, they cannot overcome obstacles like, say, exploring the world. Meet Erik Weihenmayer.
Erik is the only blind adventurer to climb to the seven highest summits in the world. His latest expedition? To kayak the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River!
He and fellow blind adventurer, Lonnie Bedwell, will be the first blind adventurers to attempt this enormous feat.
This expedition serves to inspire people to not limit themselves, eliminate barriers in their lives and live life to its fullest. Nature Valley is joining Erik Weihenmayer in inviting people to pledge to get out there and live a No Barriers Life.
After all, life is short. Live life to the fullest and make the most while you are still breathing, right?
People love adventure. Who doesn’t? I love hiking on mountain trails and rock climbing. They can look intimidating at first but once you are there and with help from your group of friends, anybody can reach the end of their destination and break the barrier.
When going on adventure trips, always bring along your friends with you. I find it boring doing it alone. Plus, the more the merrier right? And it is also more fun!
Check out these 2 videos to see Erik’s journey to his adventures.
Erik has partnered with Nature Valley and you can follow their Tumbler page to see his adventures’ journey. Nature Valley has a long history of commitment to nature, outdoor activities and the national parks.
They find inspiration from the beauty of nature and the way people connect with nature – whether that is from a fearless adventure like those undertaken by Weihenmayer or an everyday hike.
Experiencing nature enables people to feel most alive and Erik’s journey is a great demonstration that anybody can break barriers if they believe in themselves.