On June 18, 2006, a motley crew of blind and sighted teenagers from across the USA made it to Machu Picchu. I was fortunate to be among that lucky and crazy group of teenagers and that trip more than any other helped launch me onto the path of living a life filled with adventure. I recently caught up with two of the organizers of that trip, my friends Dave Shurna (CEO of No Barriers) and Erik Weihenmayer (some blind guy I’ve known for more than 20 years and who has stood atop of a few hills), on the No Barriers Podcast. We chatted a little about my journey, our trip to Peru, and the recent release of my book chronicling several of my adventures. Give the podcast a listen here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/no-barriers/id1437865007?i=1000525728290
If you haven’t gotten your copy of Discovering A Life Without Limits you can get it at www.walnutstreetpublishing.com. Be sure to plug in the code NOBARRIERS and we’ll donate $1 per book sold during the month of June to No Barriers.📸 Brad Jaffke
Photo Description: Kyle standing at the top of Wayana Pass at more than 15000 ft elevation, the highest point of the Ankascocha Trail. In the background is Eric Alexander and Terry Garrett examining a giant pile of rocks called a cairn marking the highest point.
Walnut Street Publishing is excited to continue No Barriers month! Throughout June, a dollar from each book goes to support this incredible foundation. All you have to do is to enter in the code NOBARRIERS to support the cause.
No Barriers believes “now, more than ever, we need to believe that What’s Within Us Is Stronger Than What’s In Our Way. Through transformative online and in-person experiences, tools and inspiration, we help people tap into their inner hope, optimism and resilience. In the process, we foster a community of curious, brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life.”
How cancer took my sight, blindness gave me vision, and the mountains let me live.
By the age of seven, Kyle Coon had his second eye removed and became totally blind. Discovering A Life Without Limits tells the story of Kyle going from the darkness of blindness to the world’s mountain peaks. Through the journey, Kyle learns how to trust a world he cannot see and how to conquer the fear of the unknown while asking the reader a simple question: Are you ready to live a Life Without Limits?
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