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No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon (Excerpt)

by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy

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Note: This free excerpt contains Chapter One of No Barriers. You can purchase the complete book here.

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest. After the successful summit and descent, the expedition leader slapped Erik on the back and said, "Don't make Everest the greatest thing you ever do." No Barriers is Erik's response to that challenge — 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. On his journey, Erik meets other trailblazers — adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists — who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. 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.

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