What is 2020 Vision Quest?

We lead and inspire students and professionals to reach their peak potential while providing financial support for crucial vision services.

2020 Vision Quest supports two organizations—NH Association for the Blind, and the internationally renowned Guiding Eyes for the Blind—to help ensure that life-changing services for the blind may always continue.

Learn more about 2020 Vision Quest

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Invite Randy to speak at your school or organization!

" ...it rocked the entire audience of 130 people. There were farmers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, artists from young to old... Everyone felt that Randy was talking to them. It was a profound experience."
– Celeste Barr, Beaver Brook Association

Support our mission

Your tax-deductible donation helps to raise and train dog guides, reach out to young people, and maintain services for blind people in New Hampshire. Any amount is welcome.

The picture features Randy and Quinn in an epic shot as they summit Mt. Monroe in winter's deep snow.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 25 - Simmons College ADA Mobility Conference

March 29 - South School, Londonderry NH

April 6 - Keynote - Jobs for America's Graduates

2020 Vision Quest calendar

Five Years Ago!

It was a cold, sunny Saturday almost exactly five years ago — March 10, 2012 — when, with the Mighty Quinn leading the way, Randy summited Cannon Mountain and reached his goal of climbing all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks in a single winter season. Behind him were a gruelling Presidential Traverse, an epic season of hiking, minor surgery and, of course, 47 peaks. Ahead were hot chocolate and celebration with a cheering crew of friends at the mountain’s tram-top restaurant.

But most important to Randy, and to that entire season of hiking, was what was around him: A team of hikers, friends and former strangers who grew as guides to him and ambassadors for his message of ability awareness. And, of course Quinn, whose partnership was essential to achieving this goal.

Strong teams pursuing goals — even crazy, seemingly impossible ones like a blind man climbing 48 very tall mountains in one brutal winter — are at the core of the work of 2020 Vision Quest. It’s exemplified in our partnerships with the organizations we fund, in the support squad that has helped Randy share his message with more than 50,000 school children, in the robust teamwork between a dog guide like Quinn or Autumn and Randy. And whether you attend a talk, make a donation, guide a hike or simply draw inspiration to achieve a vision beyond your sight, you are part of the 2020 Vision Quest team as well.

Four More Feet, a documentary by Dina Sutin about Randy’s quest for the “winter 48,” is now accessible to the blind as a free audio download.

From the Blog

Mission Possible

- This week, Randy appears on the podcast "Mission Possible," run by 15-year-old Christopher, who is blind. Read more

Happy Anniversary, Autumn!

- Celebrating three years together and the growth of the team, Randy reflects lovingly on Autumn and their work together. Read more

How Winter's Historic Peaks Expanded Our Horizons

- This week Randy thinks back to when he climbed all 48 4,000+-foot peaks in NH in a single winter and how that experience has affected his life. Read more

Future In Sight - Change with a potent purpose

- On March 1, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind rebranded to “Future In Sight” for some important reasons we’d like to share with you. Read more

An Event for All of Our Community to Join Together!

- Alex, Autumn and the 2020 Vision Quest team invite you to join their walk for Sight and the fun starts now! Read more

Help us reach our goal for Peak Potential 2017!

- Did you miss our important post last week as you were digging yourself out of the snow? Don't worry, we've got you covered! The Peak Potential Team has an idea for this year’s Boston Marathon and we need your support. Be ready to help us when we kick things off on April 10. Read more

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn in harness smiles up at the camera.

Randy's new guide dog has entered our lives and charmed our hearts. Learn more about Autumn here.

How does a sightless man climb a mountain?

See a 15-minute documentary film about Randy and 2020 Vision Quest's July 4th climb of Mount Washington. Teaser video of Blind Ambition
Watch the "Blind Ambition" trailer

2020 DVDs still available!

We are proud to announce Extended Availability of the 2020 VisionQuest DVD "Four More Feet" documenting Randy and Quinn's Historic Winter 48 Hikes! DVD ordering instructions, along with the download for the Descriptive Video Service, can be found at the following link.

Get a copy of "Four More Feet"
Support the Vision! Visit our online gift shop. All profits support our charitable mission.