September 19, 2006 - Blue Ridge Mountain
Sports in association with Mountain Hardwear will be hosting world
class mountaineer and blind athlete, Erik Weihenmayer at 7:00pm, Monday
September 25, 2006 at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center
Auditorium, 1502 W. Cumberland Ave. SW,
In the spring of 2001, Erik Weihenmayer accomplished something
would not even attempt: he summited Mount Everest, the highest peak
world and completed his 7-year quest to climb the Seven Summits--the
mountains on each of the seven continents, a feat only 100 mountaineers
accomplished. This feat was all the more amazing because Erik is
has been since the age of 13.
In addition, Erik has done big wall climbs of Yosemite's El Capitan,
ice-climbed a 3,000 foot waterfall in the Canadian Rockies, and
completed the 457 mile Primal Quest Adventure Race through California's
Sierra Nevada mountains. Erik inspires audiences to have the vision
big, the courage to reach for near-impossible goals and the grit,
determination, and ingenuity to transform our lives into "something
Tickets are $3.00 and on sale now at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports
Green Center & Blue Ridge Mountain Sports - Kingston Pike Shopping
the University of Tennessee Central Ticket Office, or at the door
of the program. All proceeds and donations benefit the Tennessee
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.
For more information please contact Jay Settles, Blue Ridge Mountain
Village Green Center 865-675-3010.