March 31, 2010
I hope everyone in the Front Range will come see my show at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder on Thursday, April 8th. Tickets are $7 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Access Fund, the non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open.
Since climbing the Seven Summits and becoming the only blind person to complete this journey, I have gone on some extraordinary expeditions and adventures off the beaten path. I climbed Carstensz Pyramid, refered to as the "Eighth Summit," in the New Guinea highlands; a difficult 2,000-ft rock face on Mt. Kenya; and the 2,500-ft vertical ice face of Losar in the Himalayas.
In 2004, my Everest teammates and I guided six blind Tibetan teenagers to 21,500-ft on the north face of Mt. Everest as an educational outreach project to carve out opportunities for young people around the world. Our group ultimately stood higher than any team of blind climbers in history. In 2007, I teamed up with another blind alpinist to independently climb a 500-ft rockface in the Austrian Dolomites.
Last fall, I climbed the Naked Edge, one of the most famous climbs in Eldorado Canyon, on behalf of the Access Fund. Along with Brady Robinson, the Access Fund Executive Director, and my friend Charley Mace, we climbed the route while Cedar Wright filmed our ascent.
Most recently, I travelled to Scotland and climbed Point Five Gully, the most famous ice climb in the British Isles. I also tell you about some of my upcoming adventures including climbs in Alaska, Peru, and Nepal.
This will be a fun show for climbers and non-climbers alike! Please bring some friends and help support this worthy organization. Click here to buy tickets in advance, we're hoping for a sell out: www.accessfund.org/blindandnakedtickets See you there!