A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

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Randy and Rob climbing the side of a cliff in Peru, smiling.
28 Oct
2019
May the best man win! An update to my National Marathon Championship approach

Rob Webber will be my guide as we run the 262 miles of the California International Marathon while trying to account ourselves respectably

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Randy and Autumn hike up a sunlight-dappled wooded trail.
06 Oct
2019
Why I strive for the simple gifts in an autumn hike

"There is a certain something which tugs upon my core to reproduce the splendor of nature's sweet decor" - Randy Pierce, poem,

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn post on Mt. Wachusett with the "See You At The Summit" book.
02 Sep
2019
#SeeYouAtTheSummit2020 Kicks off on Mt Wachusett, Labor Day Weekend

Will you take your copy of our book, See You At The Summit to one of your personal summits Will you capture the moment in a photograph and

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Randy presenting at a school of children
21 Apr
2019
Preparing a presentation: An inside look at what I’ve learned

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” William Butler Yeats How do I prepare a presentation That

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn in Scotland, August 2018 at the top of Edinburgh Castle.
06 Jan
2019
Hindsight and Foresight with “2020” Vision for 2019

Launching into the new year, I join many in reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and setbacks I prefer to use these as a bit

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Randy and Tracy pose with copies of "See You At The Summit"
27 Oct
2018
What we need to succeed: Your help with our book!

See You At the Summit is starting well but needs your help to keep climbing to the heights we hope for this labor of love Many friends

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Book cover of See You At The Summit, featuring Randy and his golden lab Quinn climbing a snowy mountain.
06 Oct
2018
Official Announcement and Cover Reveal for our Book, “See You At the Summit”

By Randy Pierce Available: Friday, October 19, 2018 through Amazon October 19 will mark the 12-year anniversary of the day I met

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09 Jun
2018
Seeking Summits of Leadership with the University of New Hampshire

By Randy Pierce I joined the students of this leadership and backpacking course in the spring of 2010 in preparation for my own hiking

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02 Jun
2018
Guest Blog: Strengths, Leadership and Resilience: Meet Randy Pierce, President and Founder, 2020 Vision Quest

By Amy Till, Vice President, Strengths Now, Inc This blog is reprinted from the original version on Strengths Now  Strengths,

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22 Jan
2018
In memory of the Mighty Quinn

As we pass the anniversary of the loss of Randy's Guide Dog, the Mighty Quinn, we share a post from January 30, 2016 when Randy shared a

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01 Oct
2017
Reflections of our Peruvian journey to Machu Picchu, Ausangate, Winicunca, Sky Lodge, and so much more

By Randy Pierce “The miracle is not to walk on water The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment

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27 Aug
2017
Expedition to Peru: A Look at the All Important Team

By Randy Pierce "When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself" –Tibetan Proverb  I understand more

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24 Jun
2017
Expedition Andes: Heading to Machu Picchu and Beyond!

By Randy Pierce "Few romances can ever surpass that of the granite citadel on top of the beetling precipices of Machu Picchu, the

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29 Apr
2017
May Day Memories of a Magical Hike

By Randy Pierce May mountain memories are richly rewarding for me, from my engagement to Tracy on May 1, 2010 atop Mt Welch to the May

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11 Mar
2017
How Winter’s Historic Peaks Expanded Our Horizons

By Randy Pierce "Success comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and

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18 Dec
2016
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of our Single Season Winter Hiking Quest

By Randy Pierce The plan suggested it was to be a demonstration of Ability Awareness It was to be an appreciation of the diverse gifts

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10 Dec
2016
The Right Guide Makes All the Difference

By Randy Pierce Mt Isolation via Rocky Branch was looming as a daunting challenge for our team as we closed in on the completion of our

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25 Sep
2016
There and Back again – Kilimanjaro Reflections on the Anniversary

By Randy Pierce “'There and Back again' by Bilbo Baggins” was the alleged epic title of the fictional hero’s epic recording of his

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30 Jul
2016
“What’s Next?” — Everyone

By Randy Pierce I ask myself "what's next" often in part because despite my lack of sight, I do like to spend more time looking forward

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21 May
2016
Returning to the Emmy Award-Winning “Hiking in the Dark” for its anniversary

By Randy Pierce “Today we are going to take a little hike and naturally you’re invited” --- Willem Lange, host of "Windows to the

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