Blind students climb the Inca Trail
July 18, 2006 Tuesday 3PM CT
In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, fundamentally altering how the world perceives blindness. But he didn't stop there. This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, join Jean Feraca to discover how a blind man helped a group of teenagers push their boundaries, teaching us all to rethink what is possible.
- Erik Weihenmayer, world class athlete, only blind person to summit Mt. Everest, and author of "Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See."
- Anna Berberet, Sun Prairie High School student and participant in the 2006 trek to Machu Picchu
Questions for You (tell us your answers in the forum)
- What is life like for people with disabilities in other countries?
- Where do our perceptions of blindness come from?