How many times have you said, I can’t do this or I can’t do that? I know I have said that plenty of times! I know that we all have moments in our life that we feel like giving up or we just don’t have the will power to step over the bounders we have set for ourselves. You only live once, so we need to make this life count and that means breaking those barriers!
I need to be more like Erik Weihenmayer, this man is amazing! The life he leads is profound and most difenitely has a No Barrier Life. A life I want for me and my family. Erik Weihenmayer is experiencing his journey down the Grand Canyon in a kayak for 21 days. Now, that is what I call an amazing journey and one inspirational man! The one thing I don’t want to forget to mention is, Erik is blind. He is leading a wonderful life and his story is beautiful.
Erik is the only blind adventurer to climb to the seven highest summits in the world. His latest expedition? To kayak the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River! He and fellow blind adventurer, Lonnie Bedwell, will be the first blind adventurers to attempt this enormous feat. He set out on this expedition to inspire people to not limit themselves! To teach us to eliminate barriers in our lives and live our life to the fullest!
Nature Valley is joining Erik Weihenmayer in inviting people to pledge to get out there and live a No Barriers Life.
Follow Erik’s journey on the Nature Valley TUmblr page.
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.
Weihenmayer is featured in a series of new television and digital advertisements “Feel Nature’s Energy” for Nature Valley, highlighting the unique ways in which Erik experiences nature.
Want to go above and beyond? Take the No Barriers Pledge
As a founding member of No Barriers USA, Weihenmayer advocates for the organization’s mission to empower people with the message, “what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”
You can join Nature Valley and Weihenmayer in the goal of encouraging one million people to live a No Barriers Life by visiting http://www.nobarriersusa.org/take-the-pledge/ today.
About Nature Valley
Nature Valley has a long history of commitment to nature, outdoor activities and the national parks.
The brand 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.
It’s Nature Valley’s belief that experiencing nature enables people to feel most alive and Weihenmayer is a great demonstration of our belief.
I would love to be more like Erik! I wll take the No Barriers Pledge and start living the life I should be living and not worrying about the what if’s or I can’t!