Have you ever heard of Erik Weihenmayer? Have you seen this commercial?
What's Erik's next goal...To kayak the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River! I know from experience that is a crazy unforgiving challenge ahead of him. Erik and fellow blind adventurer, Lonnie Bedwell, will be the first blind adventurers to attempt this enormous feat. This expedition serves to inspire people to not limit themselves, eliminate barriers in their lives and live life to its fullest
Nature Valley has partnered up with Erik Weihenmayer to encourage people to shed a barrier and get out there. The “No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition” is a 21-day, 277 mile journey through some of the world’s most challenging whitewater terrain in the Colorado River. Erik Weihenmayer will be supported by an experienced paddling team, and joined by accomplished kayaker and Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell. Together, Erik and Lonnie will demonstrate the power of harnessing inner strength to overcome challenging barriers. Preparation for the Expedition has been extensive, with both Weihenmayer and Bedwell spending the last several years training and developing innovative systems for kayaking rapids with support from high-tech radios and verbal commands from river guides. The trip will begin on September 7 at Lees Ferry, nine miles south of the Arizona-Utah border. Erik and his team expect to complete the expedition on or around September 28 at Pearce Ferry, which marks the boundary between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon.
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Nature Valley is a company that finds inspiration from the beauty of nature and the way people connect with nature – whether that’s from a fearless adventure like those undertaken by Weihenmayer or an everyday hike. You can join Nature Valley and Weihenmayer in the goal of encouraging one million people to live a No Barriers Life by visiting their site and taking the pledge today! Take the PLEDGE today!!