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Blind mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer on his love of exploring

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 11 Dec 2021, 11:08am
(Photo / Getty Images)
(Photo / Getty Images)

Blind mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer on his love of exploring

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 11 Dec 2021, 11:08am

Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most accomplished mountaineers and adventurers in the world. He’s climbed Mount Everest, reached the top of the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents and paddled the entire 445 kilometres of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. 

But what makes Erik’s achievements so unique is that he’s blind.  

Jack Tame chats to Erik about his expeditions and his latest adventure - in front of the camera with actor Will Smith as part of Disney’s Welcome to Earth series. 

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