2011 Archive

Quandary Peak Celebration

And now for something completely different. You might recall that back in May, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of my Everest climb. To commemorate this life-changing event, my Everest team reassembled to lead a mini-expedition up one of Colorado's 14ers, Quandary Peak. Together we took over 50 people, including disabled soldiers, to the summit of a beautiful mountain. In the process, we also raised over $10,000 for No Barriers and Soldiers To The Summit!

Own a piece of Expedition Impossible!

Were you inspired this summer by Team No Limits and Team Modern Gypsies? Would you like a lasting memory of our epic adventure? Would you like to help out two great non-profit organizations?

Interview with Jeff and me in Westword

Here's a good interview with the two of us by Colin Blane in Westword. Thanks, Colin!

Expedition Impossible Behind the Scenes #9

I couldn’t believe it! What the heck just happened?! There was no way we were going to beat the Cops. Despite Ike hobbling as fast as he could, they had passed us on a brutal cross country push and had a 15 minute lead. Yet…somehow…we did it! But lets go back to the beginning. Only the day before, we had had the unlikeliest of wins over the California Girls. We woke up the next morning, partly in disbelief that we were still in the competition yet still facing the reality that a team with a blind guy and a badly sprained ankle didn’t have much chance.

Local paper covers Team No Limits

The Boulder Daily Camera recently ran an article about our team and the upcoming party at the Lazy Dog. Only one comment but at least it was a positive one.

Watch the Expedition Impossible finale with the Gypsies and No Limits!

So now it can be told...the Gypsies are coming to Boulder! Not only that but also the host of Expedition Impossible, David Salmoni, and the Executive Producer, Lisa Hennessy, too. It's going to be an exciting night at the Lazy Dog! And we will raise money for No Barriers (my charity) and Free The Children (Gypsies charity).

Adventure TEAM Challenge video

Here is a great video put together by one of the teams in this year's race. It's nice to see a different perspective on this unique adventure race! Thanks to Topher Downham and Team Atlas Adventure.

Team No Limits hosting a No Barriers fundraiser

Join Team No Limits to watch the final episode of Expedition Impossible and help support No Barriers! Jeff, Ike, and I are hosting a party at the Lazy Dog Lounge in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday, August 25th. The $20 cover ($10 for kids) will go to charity. We will have entertainment before the show, tales of adventure, and a live auction of memorabilia from the show. Plus special guests!

Expedition Impossible Behind the Scenes #8

Before I fill you in on some of the backstory from last week’s episode, I’d like to share a few comments that mean so much to Jeff, Ike, and me. The three of us suffered a lot over this month-long adventure. But sentiments like these make all that pain and discomfort worth it! Whitney wrote:

Hugh Herr Interview on NPR

My friend and fellow board member at No Barriers was interviewed today on NPR. As a teenager, Hugh lost both of his legs below the knees due to a mountaineering accident. Now he is a professor at MIT and still an amazing dude!  

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