This month, climber Erik Weihenmayer officially joined Scarpa North America’s team roster. An accomplished rock climber, alpinist, skier and motivational speaker, Weihenmayer is the only blind person who's summited the highest peak on each of the seven continents.
Beyond his accomplishments on rock, snow and ice, Weihenmayer is also active in numerous causes helping others overcome disabilities. On Oct. 2, he set out on an expedition called "Soldiers to the Summit," where he will help soldiers who have suffered disabilities in combat embark on an adventure to demonstrate that great things can be achieved no matter how high the obstacles.
As part of this month’s Soldiers to the Summit expedition, Weihenmayer and 10 Everest veterans have teamed with 12 soldiers injured while on duty to climb two peaks in the Mt. Everest region of the Himalaya. For more information, and to keep up with the crew’s progress, visit soldierstothesummit.org.
For more about Weihenmayer, check out his website: touchthetop.com.