We’re a family of travelers, we’re always on the go, with some sort of adventure,however there are times that I wish after the fact, that I did something on that one trip, or went somewhere out of my comfort zone. It always happens, I always chicken out for one reason or another, then I always regret it later on. I need to remember, life is short, I need to show my girls that I can be brave, I can try new and different things.
I need to open my mind, my eyes and my adventures, I need to take a page from Erik Weihenmayer. This man is amazing, the adventures he takes, the places he goes and the things he does, it just amazes me. Why? Because he can’t see any of it.
Check out Erik telling you about some of his adventures and journeys.
Erik is the only blind adventurer to ever climb to the seven highest summits in the world. This amazing man is now taking on the adventure of kayaking the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River along with his fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.
This expedition serves to inspire people to not limit themselves, eliminate barriers in their lives and live life to its fullest. Nature Valley is joining Erik Weihenmayer in inviting people to pledge to get out there and live a No Barriers Life.
The “No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition” is a 21-day, 277 mile journey through some of the world’s most challenging whitewater terrain in the Colorado River.
Erik Weihenmayer will be supported by an experienced paddling team, and joined by accomplished kayaker and Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell. Together, Erik and Lonnie will demonstrate the power of harnessing inner strength to overcome challenging barriers.
Preparation for the Expedition has been extensive, with both Weihenmayer and Bedwell spending the last several years training and developing innovative systems for kayaking rapids with support from high-tech radios and verbal commands from river guides.
The trip will begin on September 7 at Lees Ferry, nine miles south of the Arizona-Utah border. Erik and his team expect to complete the expedition on or around September 28 at Pearce Ferry, which marks the boundary between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon.
Want to go above and beyond? Take the No Barriers Pledge
As a founding member of No Barriers USA, Weihenmayer advocates for the organization’s mission to empower people with the message, “what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”
You can join Nature Valley and Weihenmayer in the goal of encouraging one million people to live a No Barriers Life by visiting http://www.nobarriersusa.org/take-the-pledge/ today.
About Nature Valley
Nature Valley has a long history of commitment to nature, outdoor activities and the national parks.
The brand finds inspiration from the beauty of nature and the way people connect with nature – whether that’s from a fearless adventure like those undertaken by Weihenmayer or an everyday hike.
It’s Nature Valley’s belief that experiencing nature enables people to feel most alive and Weihenmayer is a great demonstration of our belief.
Erik is an amazing inspiration, I need to learn from him, and learn to take in my experiences. It’s time to live life, and keep those fears at bay!
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