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No Barriers - A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

Erik Weihenmayer

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Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik's life: "Don't make Everest the greatest thing you ever do." No Barriers is Erik's response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Erik's journey, he meets other trailblazers-adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists-who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking. Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent towards growth and rebirth. This program includes a bonus interview with the author and his climbing partner as well as a forward read by Bob Woodruff.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Buddy Levy, Holter Graham

Length:

19h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

40:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:20:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:00:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

39:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:06:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

54:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

50:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:02:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

51:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

54:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:55