Vote for Kelly!

There are three days left to vote for the Inspiration Awards for Women. Please vote for my friend Kelly Perkins. She is an incredible woman who received a second chance at life after an unknown virus attacked and destroyed her heart back in 1992 and she received a heart transplant in 1995. And now she has climbed mountains all over the world. Kelly inspires me and truly deserves this honor!

Soldiers to the Summit Joins No Barriers USA

The No Barriers team is proud to announce thatSoldiers to the Summit (S2S) is now an integral part of our mission to promote cutting-edge ideas, approaches, and assistive technologies that help people with challenges push through personal barriers.

No Barriers Fundraiser Climb – Kelso Ridge

Fall in the Rockies is a great time to get out and enjoy the last warm sunny days of Indian summer. Last weekend, we enjoyed a great day of climbing with my longtime climbing partner Jeff Evans, my colleague Skyler Williams, and new friends Nick Hemmert, Annette Jewell, and Victoria Jewell.

Soldiers To The Summit Film Announcement!

Exciting news! The feature film about our Lobuche expedition is now official and titled High Ground. We've had to keep this quiet for months but now we can spread the word. I can honestly tell you this film is going to blow you away! Nothing like it has ever been produced and Michael Brown has done an outstanding job making it happen. With the backing of a major Hollywood producer like Don Hahn, High Ground will have a tremendous impact upon everyone who sees it. Check out the press release and trailer:

Expedition Possible!

Mark Burnett isn't the only one creating incredible adventures. This past Labor Day, we invited friends to our place near Rollinsville, Colorado for a mini-expedition. Called Expedition Possible, twenty-four teams competed for the coveted prize: a picture of a Ford Explorer. The Explorer looked very much like the one presented to the Gypsies after their big win. It just wasn't as big.

Adventure TEAM Challenge article

Here is a great article by wheelchair athlete Sherry Shulz about her experience in the Adventure Team Challenge in June. It was published in Sports 'N Spokes, which is the magazine for wheelchair sports and recreation. A New Frontier -- Adventure Team Challenge  

No Barriers Summit leads to an award

Here's a cool story about a cool lady, Sarah Doherty. Years ago,she lost one leg at the hip due to a drunk driver. Not only did that not slow her down but she went on to climb the highest peak in North America. And Sarah didn't stop there...she went on to invent some super sophisticated crutches that allow people to do all sorts of outdoor adventures, year round.

Blind Motivation in Arizona

I’m not the only blind guy doing over-the-top adventures. This spring, my friend Mike Armstrong hiked the entire 782-mile length of the rugged Arizona Trail, which runs from the Mexico to Utah borders, in 45 days. In the process, Mike raised $22,000 for the Foundation for Blind Children (, which has the mission to show people that blindness is a diagnosis, not a handicap.

Himalayan Stove Project

There are a lot of great non-profits doing important work in the world. Sometimes the smaller, lesser-known organizations are the ones doing the most good with the least fanfare or funding. The Himalayan Stove Project (HSP) is one such worthy cause. HSP was started by my old friend, George Basch, who I climbed Aconcagua with 14 years ago. George also accompanied me to base camp of Everest to see me off and wish me well. He’s trekked and climbed all over the world from Bhutan to Tanzania.

No Barriers Summit - Impressive Numbers Tell the Tale

The No Barriers Summit 2011 has been over for two months now, but the excitement it sparked for so many people is still buzzing in the air. So now, after the dust has settled a bit and we've had a chance to compile this information, we can share some cool stats with you: Did you know, there were over 1100 available spots in clinics this year? A total of 582 people from 42 different states and 3 countries attended!