First Pitch

Earlier this summer, when I was in Columbus Ohio to speak to the Boy Scouts, I was invited to throw the first pitch at a baseball game. Believe it or not, I got the ball right over home plate! Here's the video to prove it:

Blind Football

For the minority here in the US, it's called soccer. But whatever you call it, here's an interesting story about the Blind World Championships. I think I'll stick to climbing, skiing, biking, and kayaking.

Biking Blind, the Leadville Trail 100

Wow. What a sufferfest! Racing the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race is easily one of the hardest things I have ever done; it's almost 15,000 feet of elevation gain, most above 10,000 feet.

Training Soldiers in Colorado

Last week, our Soldiers To The Summit team ( got everyone together for an amazing training session here in Colorado. Though we've all been in virtual contact for the past few months, this was the first opportunity for everyone on the expedition to meet in person. (The only climber missing was Luis Benitez. But since he was still heading home from an attempt on K2, we'll cut him some slack!)

Presidential Encouragement

Last week, we held our training session for the soldiers on our upcoming expedition. These men and women have all sacrificed greatly in behalf of our country. Our goal on this climb is to both give back to these heroes and to inspire others.

More News About Soldiers

Our Soldiers To The Summit Expedition is getting more good media attention. Here is an article in The Denver Post about our recent training session.

Soldiers in the News

Here is an article about our Soldiers to the Summit climb that ran today in the Boulder newspaper:

Adversity Advantage pre-sale

I've recently received a few advance copies of my newest book and am super excited! Although it bears the same name as the previous edition, this new deluxe version is infinitely better. We completely re-worked the text to make it more readable, I've added numerous stories from my adventures to illustrate points, and there are over 30 color photos.

Interviewed for Outside blog

As many of you know, I'm racing the Leadville 100 bike race in about ten days. Here's a recent interview I gave about this craziness to Outside magazine's blog.

Adventure TEAM Challenge race report

In late June, we held the 4th annual Adventure Team Challenge (ATC) and it was definitely the best race yet! If you missed my previous blog post, this is a two-day event where each 5-person team has at least two disabled athletes, one of whom is a wheelchair user.