Erik Weihenmayer is well-known around the world for being the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, complete the 7 summits and many other amazing accomplishments. Weihenmayer’s actions obviously inspire a lot of people, so with that in mind he teamed up with the Access Fund last month to hopefully inspire more climbers to become members.
Never one to back down from a challenge, Weihenmayer roped up with Charley Mace and Access Fund executive director Brady Robinson to tackle the famous multi-pitch trad route The Naked Edge (5.11b) in Eldorado Canyon, CO:
“Climbing The Naked Edge with Erik and Charley was one of the highlights of my entire climbing career,” says Robinson. “He didn’t just get up it, he climbed it. Every single move. It was an honor to share that experience with him.”
If you’re not already a member of the Access Fund, be sure to check out their website to see how you can help. Of particular note is the newly introduced Access Fund Visa® Platinum Rewards Card that automatically contributes to the Access Fund as you use it.