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Erik Weihen,ayer to host Telluride's first ever Dinner in the Dark

 For Immediate Release:


Jackie Unternahrer

Event Director-Telluride Adaptive Sports Program

970-728-5010 or 728-2976



Erik Weihenmayer to host Telluride’s first ever Dinner in the Dark January19th, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Madeline.  


Dinner in the Dark is a night of truly sensory experiences, featuring cocktails, a three course gourmet dinner in the dark, a live auction and an inspiring presentation by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind adventurer to summit Mt. Everest & a highly-renowned motivational speaker.  Funds raised will support the No Barriers Summit, a four-day event for individuals with disabilities scheduled for August 2013 in Telluride & supported by Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.


Tickets: $125 per seat     Limited seats available at Erik’s table for $250

To purchase tickets go to    or call 728-5010 for more information



The 2013 No Barriers Summit will combine hands-on clinics, outdoor excursions, films, art, music, keynote addresses, leadership exercises and symposia for 400-600 attendees, many of whom have disabilities. At the No Barriers Summit it is possible to envision a world where the power of the human spirit transcends barriers.  The Summit will bring together scientists, inventors, academics and participants in a four-day outdoor extravaganza.  The Summit is about community, innovation, discovery and exploration.  This family-friendly event is for people of all ages and abilities. 


About Erik Weihenmayer

On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind man in history to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.  In 2008, when he stood on top of Carstenz Pyramid, the tallest peak in Austral-Asia, Weihenmayer completed his quest to climb the Seven Summits – the highest mountains on each of the seven continents.  Fewer than 100 mountaineers have accomplished this feat. 


About No Barriers

The mission of No Barriers is to unleash the potential of the human spirit. The organization fulfills this mission by providing transformative experiences that empower people to embrace a “no barriers” mindset and discover the potential that lies within themselves and the world. Their current programs include the No Barriers Summit, Soldiers to Summits and Global Explorers. Learn more at


Erik was seen as a contestant as part of the “No Barriers” team on the ABC series, Expedition Impossible. He is also the author of two books, Touch the Top of the World and most recently released in 2007, The Adversity Advantage.