No Barriers
  • Aug 9, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 58:25 mins

Erik Weihenmayer is an innovator, author, motivational speaker and all around adventurer. He was the first blind man to summit Mount Everest and has inspired thousands of people through various organizations, including his No Barriers initiative. On this episode of The Apple Seed we get to discuss with Erik about his adventures and his work, which you can learn more about at Conversation with Erik Weihenmayer (2:05) Discussion about Erik's book No Barriers, which chronicles kayaking in the Grand Canyon, and what lead to its development. Everest by Sam Payne (21:39) A song Sam wrote after first hearing about Erik Weihenmayer. Performed by Sam Payne, Ryan Tilby, Steve Lemmon, and Korky Ollerton.  Conversation with Erik Weihenmayer (26:33) Sam and Erik talk about some inspirational figures for them, specifically Mandy Harvey, how Erik's adventures have transformed him, and some of his organizational work. The Healing Sticks by Regina Ress (48:40) Regina Ress finds healing after 9/11 with an indigenous group in Costa Rica. Learn more about Regina Ress by visiting