No Barriers

In 2005, Mark Wellman, Hugh Herr, and I created No Barriers USA, an organization based on the belief that each person, regardless of age, state of mind or physical condition, has a thirst for adventure and a hope for the future that is worthy of igniting. The motto being, "What's Within Us is Stronger Than What's in Our Way."  Through transformative experiences, No Barriers Mindset tools and inspiration, No Barriers helps people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world. In the process, it fosters a community of curious, courageous and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life.


The No Barriers Warriors program seeks to permanently impact lives by helping those who have served in the military and are wounded both physically and emotionally to return to everyday life. Through No Barriers Warriors, mountains serve as both metaphor and training ground for stretching goals, building world-class teams, innovating through adversity and stepping up to lead and serve others. Our program integrates with the rehab process and helps soldiers restructure how they approach their past and future. Modeled after the teams they were a part of while in the service, the No Barriers Warriors experience provides veterans with camaraderie and support systems they can depend on. 

  • No Barriers Youth

    In 2012, No Barriers merged with fellow nonprofit Global Explorers to create No Barriers Youth, a nonprofit organization that encourages responsible global citizenship by providing life-changing travel experiences for students and educators of all backgrounds and abilities. By providing transformative experiences that empower people to embrace a No Barriers Mindset, No Barriers Youth programs help people discover the potential that lies within themselves and the world.