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Canadian Oatmeal Adventure

Recently, I returned from a unique adventure in Canada where we filmed a television commercial for Quaker Oats. I had spoken a couple times to the Quaker team, and told them that we religiously ate oatmeal at midnight in our tent before a big climb. It’s light to carry, easy to heat up, and fuels you for an amazing day ahead. So simulating this ritual was the plan for the ad.

Great No Barriers Summit article

Here is a great article by my friend Bob Vogel that just came out in the December issue of New Mobility magazine. It focuses on the No Barriers Summit and discusses all the adaptive technology available for outdoor recreation. New Mobility No Barriers Summit article

Health & Wellness article

Here is a recent article that features my friends Tricia Downing and Malcolm Daly, as well as myself. All of us are outdoor athletes, who happen to have disabilities, living in the Colorado Front Range and this is distributed at hospitals and doctors offices in the same region. It should provide some hope for people facing their own adversities. NoLimits_H&W_editorial

Friday Inspiration - Steve Baskis

Click the link below for a great article in Chicago Magazine about my friend Steve Baskis. He was one of the soldiers on our Lobuche expedition in Nepal last year who made it to the summit. Since we are both blind, Steve and I have a special connection. This article was written by Brian Mockenhaupt and talks about Steve's recent ascent of Kilimanjaro in Africa that was led by my friend Kevin Cherilla; both Brian and Kevin were on our Soldiers To The Summit expedition too.

Friday Inspiration - Kyle Maynard

At the No Barriers Summit this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle Maynard. He is a true inspiration to me and countless others. Why? Because Kyle is a quadruple amputee who hasn't let his birth defect slow him down! In fact, on the spur of the moment and with almost no preparation, we climbed a 12,000-foot peak together...Kyle used towels and packing tapes on his stumps as we crossed sharp rocks, mud, and snowfields.

Cambodia, Peru, or Grand Canyon-the choice is yours

If you are a student or teacher, or know someone who would be interested, next year could be very exciting! Global Explorers, a great nonprofit organization, is sponsoring three opportunities for adventure and education--with a chance you can go for free!

Elevations Interview

Here is an interview that I did with Elevations Outdoor, a great outdoors magazine here in Colorado. http://www.elevationoutdoors.com/activism/true-vision/

No Barriers Board Member Receives Award

Mike Savicki is a longtime friend and fellow board member of No Barriers. A 1990 Tufts graduate and currently one of the top wheelchair marathoners in the country, he recently received the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA) from Tufts.

Vote for Kelly!

There are three days left to vote for the Inspiration Awards for Women. Please vote for my friend Kelly Perkins. She is an incredible woman who received a second chance at life after an unknown virus attacked and destroyed her heart back in 1992 and she received a heart transplant in 1995. And now she has climbed mountains all over the world. Kelly inspires me and truly deserves this honor! http://www.inspirationawards.us/voting/index.php

Soldiers to the Summit Joins No Barriers USA

The No Barriers team is proud to announce thatSoldiers to the Summit (S2S) is now an integral part of our mission to promote cutting-edge ideas, approaches, and assistive technologies that help people with challenges push through personal barriers.

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