People Magazine Q&A

Wow, I made the same page as Roseanne Barr! This is from the July 22nd issue of the "#1 celebrity magazine."

Expedition Impossible Behind the Scenes #5

Well ABC billed this episode as “A Blind Man’s Nightmare” and it lived up to the hype. Though relatively flat, this is the type of terrain that is brutally hard on me. The loose rocks and uneven ground are incredibly treacherous for sighted people too—witness John’s blown ankle. When I’m charging along behind Jeff or Ike, holding on to their pack, it’s impossible for them to warn me about every danger.

Expedition Impossible Behind the Scenes #4

As you can imagine, Team No Limits was pretty psyched for the stage in the Atlas Mountains! Jeff and I both live around 5,500 feet so we barely even felt the altitude. Ike is the flatlander who lives in Kansas. But he had climbed a 20,000-foot peak in Nepal with us back in October so he didn’t have much problem with the thin air either.

No Barriers Summit Major Success!

The 2011 No Barriers Summit was definitely our best yet! It had a big impact on everyone who attended. We had so many great participants who took advantage of their own adversities propelled themselves forward to new heights.

Nice NPR Story

Here's a nice story that rand today on some NPR stations in the Southwest region. It's about a program that I helped develop called Leading The Way, which takes teens who are visually impaired along with sighted teens on adventures around the world. The latest trip was to the Grand Canyon.

Expedition Impossible Behind the Scenes #2 and 3

Episode #2 As promised, here is some more of the backstory on Expedition Impossible. Things have been pretty hectic lately—the second episode aired during the opening ceremonies of the No Barriers Summit and I was giving a talk in London as the third episode aired—so I’m combining these reports.

BrainPort on BBC

Here's a short video of my climbing Castleton Tower, near Moab Utah, while using the BrainPort vision device. This is an excerpt from a TV special on BBC. It has shown in the UK but not on this side of the pond yet.

Adventure TEAM Challenge success!

To sum it up, this year’s Adventure TEAM Challenge represented true adventure. Billy Mattison, the race director, described adventure as, “Going forward when your destination and future are uncertain and there is risk.” Billy knows about risk and how to minimize it: he has won an Eco-Challenge, co-owns a rafting company (Timberline Tours), and is avalanche director of the Vail ski patrol. His goal was to create a course with acceptable risk, and plenty of challenge.

Expedition Impossible Premier Party

Last Thursday, Jeff Evans and I met up with 200+ friends at the Lazy Dog sports bar on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder to watch the premier of Team No Limits and Expedition Impossible. It was a GREAT time but I must admit it was so noisy that I missed most of the show and had to watch it the next day.

Expedition Impossible Behind The Scenes #1

I hope you enjoyed the first episode of Expedition Impossible, which aired last night on ABC! Somebody sure did because the show was ranked #1 among adults 18 to 49, teens 12 to 17, and kids 2 to 11—the highest rating the network has had on Thursday night since the finale of Lost in 2008. While I can’t tell you anything about future episodes, as long as Team No Limits hangs in there, I will post some stories about what happened that you don’t see on the camera.

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