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  • Location: Grand Canyon

No Barriers

No Barriers

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2000s: A blind man solo kayaks the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon

  • ISBN: 978-1250206770
  • Genre: Adventure

What you need to know before your trail

Erik Weihenmayer has a long history of turning obstacles into adventures. Born with a rare condition that blinded him as a teenager, he never let his diagnosis hold him back from a full life. Here he tells of his journey to solo kayak down the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon



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Travel to the Grand Canyon BookTrail style with No Barriers

As an athlete, explorer, speaker and activist, he has opened the eyes of people around the world to what’s possible. In 2001, he became the first blind man to climb Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. In 2005, he co-founded his nonprofit organisation, No Barriers, to empower others to overcome adversity and achieve their biggest goals. This special edition of No Barriers introduces kids to the incredible true story of Erik’s most terrifying journey: solo kayaking the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Erik and his friends form a courageous crew to do battle with some of the harshest elements nature has to offer. Along the course of Erik’s journey, he meets other trailblazers: adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists who show Erik the way forward and teach him the meaning of NO BARRIERS – “What’s Within You is Stronger Than What’s in Your Way.”

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Destination: Grand Canyon   Author/guide:Erik Weihenmayer   Departure: 2005

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