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TV Appearances

This morning, I was a guest on a local television station, Fox 31, where I talked about the upcoming Adventure TEAM Challenge. Here's a link to the interview: And for those of you in the Denver area, I will be on Channel 7 News this Sunday morning. Stay tuned!    

No Barriers Launches Bold New Look

I'm really excited about the launch of the new No Barriers website, logo and tagline today at This marks a major step in our recent merger with Global Explorers and it gives a clear indication of the direction we are heading. Here’s some insight into how the No Barriers board and staff developed the new look:

Mixing Work and Pleasure

Spring is one of the busiest times of year for me as I speak to organizations all over the world. My crazy travel schedule often tears me away from my family for extended periods. So whenever possible, I try to mix a little pleasure with work.

Greatest Moments on Everest...I'm #4

Outside Magazine Online just published an article about the Ten Greatest Moments On Everest. Naturally, the list includes Tenzing Norgay and Ed Hillary's first ascent and Reinhold Messner's solo ascent.

Zero/Zero Hikes the Appalachian Trail

Check out this great TV documentary about Trevor Thomas solo hiking the Appalachian Trail, which extends 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine. Shortly after he lost his vision to a rare eye disease, he heard me talk about climbing Everest. That gave him the inspiration to start hiking and doing things on his own.

2 Blind 2 Ride

The thought of cycling 16,000 miles from the tip of South America to the top of North America is pretty daunting in itself. Now imagine doing it while blind! That's what Christi Bruchok and Tauru Chaw are currently undertaking. Christi is blind in one eye and is so short-sighted she can only read with glasses and within "sniffing" distance. Tauru had retinitis pigmentosa, which leaves him with sharp vision through a "toilet paper" roll during the day and totally blind at night. Both are legally blind. And together they are peddling a tandem bike across two continents.

S2S Director Charley Mace on Everest

Charley Mace, our Director for Soldiers To Summits, and a longtime climbing partner of mine, is bound for another ascent of Everest. He was with my team on the Hillary-Norgay route a decade ago and now he's going back to climb the West Ridge. This is the climb made famous by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld 49 years ago when they made the first traverse of an 8,000 meter peak.

Kickstarting "Out Living It"

My good friend Michael Brown isn't slowing down. As many of you know, he is the award-winning producer who created "Farther Than The Eye Can See," the film about my Everest climb, and most recently "High Ground," the film about our Soldiers To Summits expedition that premiered last month. Soon, Michael's next project "Out Living It" will make its world premier at the Aspen Shortsfest. This new film follows young cancer survivors on a week-long kayaking camp run by the great organization First Descents.

The Adversity Advantage e-Book!

At last, my latest book, The Adversity Advantage Deluxe Edition, is available for your iPad, Kindle, Nook, or any other e-reader!

ESPN covers Kyle on Kili

Recently, I wrote about the incredible story of Kyle Maynard climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Now you can watch an amazing 11-minute video on ESPN about Kyle and their expedition. Trust me, this is well worth your time! No Excuses