8000 Meter Peaks

Everest
K2
Kangchenjunga
Lhotse
Makalu
Cho Oyu
Dhaulagiri
Manaslu
Nanga Parbat
Annapurna
Gasherbrum
Broad Peak
Shishapangma
Pakistan

Seven Summits

Everest
Aconcagua
Denali
Kilimanjaro
Elbrus
Vinson Massif
Carstensz Pyramid
Mount Kosciusko

Without our sponsors, you wouldn't see this site, please visit our sponsors. 

     

 Adventure Beyond Limits: Eric Alexander

No Limits to What We Can Achieve

World-Class Adventurer

Eric Alexander, a world-class skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own.  Recently he defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest with his blind- friend Erik Weihenmayer.  Currently he is planning his next adventure to Russia with Erik, to climb and ski Mt. Elbrus, at 18,500 ft – one of the seven summits (the highest points on each of the seven continents).  Making this the first-ever blind ski descent of Mt Elbrus.

When not instructing disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado Eric directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors. 

Eric grew up in the Colorado Rockies and started climbing in his teens.  He was a member of the University of Denver ski team, which led him to pursue work as a Ski Patrolman in Vail and in the French Alps getting him a spot in a Warren Miller ski movie – Snowriders II.  Eric’s climbing abilities were continually improving and refined over the years with expeditions throughout the Rockies, Tetons, Mexico, and the French Alps.

Climbing has not always been without its trials.  Eric reminds us of our humanity and demonstrates the courage it takes to succeed in climbing Everest after a near-fatal fall in the Himalayas when he fell 150 feet onto a 3 foot wide ledge that saved him from another 500 foot drop. The incident left him with pulmonary edema and it became clear that he would need to be airlifted to safety.  For nine months he struggled with pneumonia and was unable to train for Everest.  It is inspiring to know that Eric recovered and was one of the strongest climbers on summit day guiding Erik W every step of the way from the summit back to the safety of camp IV.

When speaking and engaging a group, it is apparent that Eric can warm his audience on many levels. His team spirit, inspiring demeanor, and balanced lifestyle is motivating and encouraging.

To hire Eric as a speaker e-mail

wpe2.jpg (2012 bytes)

Daily News and Notes, what made this site famous among Everest climbers

Updated Everyday !

 

     

Send Mail to .   Copyright©1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002. EverestNews.com  All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes. Read it.

 

 

Where to get the News and Expedition reports !

 

 

 The Best Source for Gear On-line

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Atomic

   Big Agnes

   Black Diamond

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   Chaco

   Cloudveil

   Columbia
  
CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Exofficio

   FiveTen

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Gregory

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
  
Headlamps

   Hestra
  
Helmets

   Helly Hansen

   HighGear

   HornyToad
  
Ice Axes

   Julbo

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Life is Good

   Lowa

   Lowe Alpine

   Lowepro

   Millet

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Osprey

   Outdoor Research
  
Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   Prana

   Princeton Tec

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Royal Robbins

   Salomon

   Scarpa

   Scott

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Sterling Rope

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Teva

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
  
Yaktrax
  
and more here