Join Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib for a Conversation with Celebrated Mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer

Join Lt. Gov. Habib, Grist.org, and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum for an informal lunchtime conversation with author, activist, and celebrated mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer on Thursday, April 27 to learn about his life story and how we can make Washington’s renowned outdoors more accessible to all.

The program will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m at Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Weihenmayer is the author of three books, including No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon, and a leader of No Barriers USA, a nonprofit focused on unleashing human potential through transformative experiences, tools, and inspiration.

He has garnered international admiration for being the first, and to this day only, blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He has completed ascents of all Seven Summits, and in 2014, he kayaked the entire 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. His adventures have been covered by TIME Magazine, CNN, Sports Illustrated, and Outside Magazine.

We hope to see you there!

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Paradise Glacier Trail, Mount Rainier. 2nd District.