Television reality show features blind mountaineer.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Reality television programs (Personalities)
Blind (Travel)
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X
Issue: Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 105 Source Issue: 8
Persons: Named Person: Weihenmayer, Erik
Accession Number: 265870248
Full Text: Erik Weihenmayer--mountaineer, author, and motivational speaker, best known for being the only blind man in history to reach the summit of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest--is being featured in a network television reality show this summer. In Expedition Impossible, he and his team compete against 12 other teams in a 10-leg race around Morocco for a cash prize. As part of the three-man team No Limits, at the time of this writing, Mr. Weihenmayer has thus far ridden solo on a stallion, survived nearly being bucked out of the saddle by an out-of-control camel, and rappelled down a sheer rock face. For those interested in Mr. Weihenmayer's frank account of the dangers he's faced and triumphs he's experienced during his participation in the series, his blog about the show is featured on the web site of the American Foundation for the Blind: . The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) program Expedition Impossible airs Thursdays in the United States; full episodes can also be viewed online on ABC's web site. For more information, contact: Expedition Impossible, ABC; web site: .
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