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What's Your Everest?

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On May 25th, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to climb Mount Everest. On May 22nd, 2010, at age 13, Jordan Romero became the youngest person to summit the world’s highest peak. To commemorate the anniversaries of their historic climbs, Erik and Jordan are teaming up to raise funds for the No Barriers Soldiers To The Summit Project.

Last fall, Erik and his historic Everest team organized an expe¬dition as a way to give back to America’s heroes. The members included 12 wounded soldiers from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines whose injuries included amputations, blindness, and PTSD. Together with the climbing team, these remarkable men and women reached the summit of a steep and difficult Hima¬layan peak to prove what is possible despite adversity and push forward on the difficult road of rehabilitation.

With the expedition a huge success, the next phase of the project is underway, with help from No Barriers USA. Pro¬ceeds of the Elbert climb will go towards a film that tells the stories of these heroes and spreads a healing message to a wide national audience, as well as other injured soldiers facing their own recovery.

At 14,440 feet, Mount Elbert is the highest peak in Colorado. The ascent involves 4,700 feet of elevation gain in just over 4 miles and much of the trail is above treeline—this is a strenuous climb that requires good fitness!

In addition to Erik and Jordan, you will be accompanied by other Everest veterans and wounded soldiers. Michael Brown, the filmmaker of both Soldiers to the Summit and Farther Than the Eye Can See, and Rex Pemberton, youngest Austra¬lian to climb Everest, will be alongside to create a short film of our ascent as a memento. The night before the climb, we will host a special reception and private screening of the Soldiers To The Summit documentary. Please join us for an exciting adventure and help our soldiers!

Cost: $1000.00 per person(tax-deductible) includes two nights in Leadville and dinner on Friday night.

Contact: Nicole Spader
No Barriers USA



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