Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist and motivational speaker, and the only blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on May 25, 2001. He was honored with a 'Time Magazine' cover story. He also completed the Seven Summits in September 2002, joining 150 mountaineers at the time who had accomplished that feat, but the only climber who was blind. Wikipedia*

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Erik Weihenmayer has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Convention.

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