No Barriers was started in 2003 by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest. No Barriers empowers people of all walks of life to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world, all through our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life.
What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way.
This year’s No Barriers Summit and What’s Your Everest hike will be held August 25-28 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. The three-day event gathers veterans, caregivers, educators, families, and individuals of all abilities to break through barriers. You will change your perspectives and connect with a larger community. Passes are available at No Barriers.org and provide access to a variety of entertainment, adaptive activities and sports, workshops, inspirational speakers, and the highlight of the summit, the fundraiser What’s Your Everest hike.
Some of the Summit adaptive activities guests will enjoy include: Parafencing, Wheelchair Basketball, Archery, Rock Climbing, Boxing, Handcycling & Mountain Biking. View the Summit recap video link.
What’s Your Everest is an annual fundraising event inspired by No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer. Join Erik and be inspired to break through the barriers in your life while supporting No Barriers’ transformational programs for veterans with visible and invisible disabilities, students, and people of diverse abilities. Rope Teams made up of family members, co-workers, friends or even strangers provide mobility device users with manual support to help them reach the summit. Whether you’re an avid mountaineer, first-time hiker, or just someone looking for a way to pay it forward, this unique mountain experience will motivate you to climb higher. View a video of last year’s What’s Your
Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $250. Every dollar raised by you, your family, or your team will directly impact the lives of veterans and others with disabilities, youth and family facing challenges, and people who reach into No Barriers as they strive to live a life of meaning.
“The last few years have challenged so many of us emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually. I can’t think of a better time to Unleash the Power of We, which is our main theme this year,” said No Barriers Executive Director Luis Gallardo. “No Barriers believes in the IDEA acronym (Inclusion, diversity, equity, and access) to create a welcoming environment for all.”
Exploryst is excited to be a partner with the 2022 No Barriers Summit.