Mountain Climber Weihenmayer to Speak Tonight

Posted: February 3, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences and Hudson Trail Outfitters invite you to an evening with mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer tonight at 7 p.m. in Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall.

Weihenmayer, who is making his third visit to Mason, is widely known for being the first blind person to summit Mount Everest in the spring of 2001 and then complete the Seven Summits in the fall of 2002. In addition to being a world-class athlete, he is also an accomplished writer. A featured author at 2001’s Fall for the Book, his autobiography, Touch the Top, has received rave reviews and inspired thousands. His adventures have shattered the perceptions of people all over the world about what is possible. Weihenmayer received an ESPY in 2002 and has been featured in Time, Men’s Journal, People, and Sports Illustrated.

Tickets will be available at the event. The cost is $10, or $8 for students. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Foundation for a Better Life. If you have questions, contact Assad Khan at 703-993-8618, or

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