Big Heart, Even Bigger Goals: Summiting Mountains Without Sight
Scaling the world’s tallest mountains is a feat in and of its own, doing it while blind is extraordinary. Erik Weihenmayer is the first blind rock climber to summit the tallest peak in every continent, Mount Everest included.
At a young age, Weihenmayer was diagnosed with retinoschisis, a rare eye disease that left him sightless by age 13. But he didn’t let that hold him back from seeking out adventure, proving that what others may see as a hinderance can oftentimes be your greatest asset. Now, he’s using his incredible spirit to inspire others to live a life with no barriers.
Life’s more about the process than the result. Every failure is an opportunity to learn. Every setback is an opportunity to move forward stronger than before. Every dream unconquered is a dream left to pursue.
Live without limits.
(h/t: Great Big Story)