Real Inspiration: Blind Man Accomplishes the Impossible

It’s rare for a sin­gle man to climb the tallest peak on each con­ti­nent and kayak down the Grand Canyon’s Gran­ite Rapids. But to do so with­out his sight? Erik Wei­hen­may­er is the def­i­n­i­tion of determination.

Erik lost his sight at the ear­ly age of 14. But despite his blind­ness, he has accom­plished that which few have. He con­tin­ues to push the lim­its on what he, and oth­er’s in his cir­cum­stance, can accom­plish. This video catch­es footage of Erik as he kayaks down the treach­er­ous Gran­ite Rapids.

Writ­ten by Alec Ross