|An Evening with Author Erik Weihenmayer|
Event Type: Special Events|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Erik Weihenmayer, author of No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, when the mountain was finally behind him, his expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik’s life: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.”Library: Other Locations
No Barriers is Erik’s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon.
Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent towards growth and rebirth.
In 2005, he co-founded No Barriers, a nonprofit organization with the tagline, “What’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.” The organization helps people of diverse backgrounds and abilities develop a No Barriers Mindset - to attack challenges head on, problem solve, build winning teams, and serve others.
Weihenmayer is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, having addressed some of the world's leading companies, including Apple, Wells Fargo, Prudential, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi-Co, AT&T, and more. Weihenmayer is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world, having addressed some of the world's leading companies, including Apple, Wells Fargo, Prudential, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi-Co, AT&T, and more.
For more information, visit: lib.colostate.edu/author-series
Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets required.
Book sales and signing to follow.
Location: Hilton Fort Collins