The Princeton Varsity Club is excited to welcome Erik Weihenmayer to campus on Wednesday, October 10th as part of the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series. Erik is truly an inspiring person whose accomplishments are vast, including being the only blind person to climb the Seven Summits and earning recent recognition as one of the 25 greatest adventurers in the last 25 years after kayaking the Grand Canyon and its 70 rapids.
“No Barriers: What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way”
Wednesday, October 10th, 7:30 p.m.
Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
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Erik is also an author and film producer, but his major life accomplishment is founding the non-profit No Barriers, which helps thousands of challenged people annually to be their best selves. No Barriers helps people with challenges “turn into the storm of life, face barriers head on, embrace a pioneering and innovative spirit and team up with great people to live lives rich in meaning and purpose.” The No Barriers motto is “What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.” As a blind adventurer who has climbed Mt. Everest and kayaked the Grand Canyon, Erik understands better than most that barriers are real, not merely perceived, and that that obstacles encountered can either stop us in our tracks, or we can figure out a way to harness them and propel ourselves to new places that we would never get to in any other way.
The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series was endowed in the name of J.L. “Jake” McCandless ’51, who coached Princeton to the 1969 Ivy League football championship during the Tigers’ centennial year of football. Click here for a list of past featured speakers.