The Adversity Advantage

Erik Weihenmayer

Erik's message is a powerful reminder that you don't have to have perfect sight to have a grand vision for life and that adversity can be a catalyst for greatness.

"I think this is the most precious time in history to be a pioneer, to reach out, to seize hold of adversity and challenges we face, to harness energy not only to transform our own lives, but to elevate the world around us." - Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer's life story focuses on harnessing the power of adversity and demonstrating that there are no barriers.

Erik lost his sight as a teenager. Despite being blind, he climbed the highest peak on every continent, solo-kayaked the Grand Canyon, solo-paraglided out of airplanes and inspired the global community to rethink the impossible.

Central to these journeys is his mindset of continually challenging himself, growing, and evolving - in Erik's words, to "climb while others camp."

 

 Erik Weihenmayer, Mount Everest Summit, photograph by Jamie Blomquist

Erik Weihenmayer, Mount Everest Summit, photograph by Jamie Blomquist

 Erik Weihenmayer, Lhotse Face, photograph by Jamie Blomquist

Erik Weihenmayer, Lhotse Face, photograph by Jamie Blomquist