Blind For A Day

I want to give a big shout out to Anna Chouler in Scarborough England. The television show Expedition Impossible is airing on the other side of the pond and she was inspired by Team No Limits. Anna decided to raise awareness for the blind and to raise money for guide dogs by wearing a blindfold for an entire day. Her goal was to raise $800...and she ended up raising almost $1,000! Anna wrote on her page:

High Ground reviews keep rolling in: NPR

Everyone who sees this film is impacted, even jaded movie critics! Here's a great review on NPR.

LA Times reviews High Ground

Another great review for High Ground, this time in the Los Angeles Times. Congrats again to Michael Brown and Don Hahn on a great documentary! We had an awesome turnout last night at the event in Golden. Thanks to everyone who came!

New York Times reviews High Ground!

Today's paper edition of the New York Times has a review of High Ground (Page C6) and you can read it online here. If you are a NYT subscriber, please log on and rate the film. Some good reader reviews can be as important as a critics opinion.

Go See A Movie!

This Friday is when High Ground opens in theaters around the country. Of course, we are having a special showing here in Golden, Colorado with Jon Krakauer introducing and producer Michael Brown and soldiers answering questions.

Global Explorers Applications

Global Explorers, the youth component of No Barriers, is seeking applications for its 2013 Leading the Way program. Next summer, teams will journey to two exciting destinations: the magnificent Grand Canyon and the beautiful Peruvian Highlands. These trips are fantastic opportunities and I highly recommend anyone that qualifies apply!Rim to River Expedition: Grand Canyon, Arizona

Kayak Training Continues

My first trip to the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte didn’t bode well. In the very first rapid, called Entrance Exam, I flunked when I flipped and ended up taking a long swim. I was completely overwhelmed by the chaos of the river and was on the verge of quitting and going home. But eventually I got back in my boat and kept at it. This fall, I made my third trip to the NWC and things are going swimmingly, which is to say I’m not swimming as often! One of the things that I love about this new sport is that reconnects me with the challenges and joys of the learning process.

Another Reason to see High Ground

My friend Malcolm Daly recently shared this great article from the New York Times written by Sebastian Junger (the author of WAR and co-director of Restrepo). It thoughtfully sums up many of the feelings that our veterans struggle with daily.

Soldiers Training, Part 2

Recently, we had the second training session for our Soldiers To Summits Cotopaxi program. What makes this so remarkable—and difficult— is that we aren’t just trying to achieve a mountain climbing adventure. I don’t want to pour my heart and energy into just helping people learn how to climb mountains. In itself, climbing mountains doesn’t help you change your life. You can stand on a summit and you’ve achieved something but it doesn’t mean that you’ve learned anything about life off the mountain. For S2S, climbing isn’t an end but a means to better things.

New No Barriers Video

Check it out! And tell me what you think.

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