Denver Post article on Quandary ascent!

Great article in today's Denver Post about our super-sucessful climb of Quandary Peak on Friday. We got 55 people—including 4 blinds, 1 prosthetic, 2 PTSDs, and 1 TBI—to the top of the 14,265 foot peak! We enjoyed spectacular weather and incredible camaraderie for a true celebration of taking on adversity. More details soon. PS at the bottom of the article, be sure to click the Recommend It link so this get more attention.

New Expedition Impossible commercial

"We're in the Sahara, yo!" "It would be humiliating to lose to a blind guy!"

Expedition Impossible - change of date

ABC has moved the premier from June 21st to Thursday, June 23rd. Same bat time, same bat channel. Here's the first commercial for our adventure race:

Expedition Impossible - Meet the teams

Here's Jeff with his Hollywood hairdo while I'm sizing up Ike in case I have to carry him. http://abc.go.com/shows/expedition-impossible/meet-the-teams/ThemeGallery/771576

Virtual Everest

Ten years ago, I suffered mightily to become the first blind person to climb the highest peak in the world. If only I had waited! Now you can climb Everest without even leaving your desk. This new technology lets you experience Everest in 3D high resolution. It's just like the real thing...minus the coughing your lungs up, terrifying crevasse crossings, and blistering cold.

My Secret Is Out - Expedition Impossible!

As you may know, I dropped out of sight for about four weeks this past March and April. Now I can tell you that I was in Morocco participating in a new reality TV show called Expedition Impossible! This is the latest creation of Mark Burnett, the producer of Eco-Challenge adventure races and the Survivor and The Apprentice reality shows.

Powerful interview of a friend

My good friend Douglas Sidialo was recently interviewed by Lisa Mullins for PRI's The World radio broadcast. It's a very powerful piece and well worth the listen. In 1998, Douglas was blinded by flying shards of glass during the embassy bombing in Kenya that was ordered by Osama Bin Laden. While that terrible tragedy changed his life, Douglas used it as fuel for greatness.

Double your donation and win!

Support our anniversary climb of Elbert! Donate anything to Global Explorers today to win a $500 Moosejaw Climbing Package and every donation up to $10,000 will be matched! Go to: http://www.crowdrise.com/whatsyoureverest

Adventure TEAM Challenge on Twin Cities TV

The Adventure TEAM Challenge made the local news in Minneapolis yesterday morning. My friends at the Prouty Project have really stepped up to raise awareness for the world's most rewarding adventure race! The Prouty Project is an amazing company that helps other organizations with strategic planning, organizational development, and board development. They are sponsoring FIVE teams to attend the ATC this year!

More Dog News

You might recall that around this time last year, I wrote about a blind guy named Scott Cunningham and his guide dog Travis who hiked 95-miles of rugged terrain in the Scottish Highlands to raise money for charity. So far, the duo has raised about $200,000 for training guide dogs.

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