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.

Tag: Inspiration

12 Sep
2011
Taking Positive Steps – Dedication and Celebration

There are times in our lives which leave an indelible mark upon our memory September 11, 2001 is a poignant example of such a time I can

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09 Sep
2011
Remembering 9/11 on Mt. Moosilauke

By Jenifer Tidwell The unimaginable happens  Then what Ten years ago Sunday, a young Brooklyn firefighter named Chris Pickford lost his

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05 Sep
2011
Our Most Significant Summit – School’s in Session!

“What is your favorite summit” is a common question of students during our interactive presentations The literal answers to this

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22 Aug
2011
No Way Am I Going to Lose to a Blind Guy!

The actual quote is, “It would be humiliating to lose to a blind guy!” and it comes from a commercial for the series Expedition

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21 Aug
2011
Evolution of a Hiker

By Randy Pierce "Why do you hike" is one of the most common questions asked of many hikers The answers are as diverse as the people being

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25 Jul
2011
Low Vision or No Vision – Tools of the Trade

by Randy Pierce Vision loss is a challenging experience, regardless of the extent of the loss All the levels of loss are a disrupting

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19 Jul
2011
Help 2020 Achieve Peak Potential!

by Rachel Morris It’s not too early to save the date (and buy your tickets) for this year’s Peak Potential Charity Dinner &

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11 Jul
2011
Challenges

by Drew Bourn I first met Randy a little over 20 years ago, and in the last 7 years or so, we have become very good friends Both of us

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08 Jul
2011
Adams Family Union

by Randy Pierce There are many reasons this was the most daunting hike to date The weather forecast did not help much, as thunderstorm

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18 Apr
2011
Are We Responsible Bandits?

by Randy Pierce As this blog is posting, I'm in Boston for Patriots’ Day, aka Marathon Monday Quinn and I plan to run half of the

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11 Apr
2011
See What I Mean?

by Randy Pierce As the blazing red sun slowly slipped below the last range of mountains to our west, the purple, blue, and green hues of

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28 Mar
2011
CIO – Chief Inspiration Officer?

by Randy Pierce Inspiration is deeply personal, and when the Outside Blog introduced me to Ryan Levinson as their "Chief Inspiration

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28 Feb
2011
Taking Lafayette by Storm – Part 2

by Randy Pierce The traction of my MSR snowshoes was incredible and I didn't slip on any of the steep steps Aside from the directional

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07 Feb
2011
Finding Ability Awareness

by Randy Pierce Where did I find the term "Ability Awareness" A remarkable young man named Tyler, who is our inspirational feature this

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24 Jan
2011
Wrestling with Reasonable – The ADA and Its Powerful Impact

by Randy Pierce Without the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I would not be allowed the benefits of Quinn in most public places

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10 Jan
2011
New Season of Summits!

By Randy Pierce In this, our first full season of hiking 'the 48' in order to raise awareness for 2020 Vision Quest, we have set some

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03 Jan
2011
Inspiration Unleashed

by Randy Pierce The arrival of the New Year often includes many resolutions laden with good intent I personally believe in making

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18 Oct
2010
Peak Potential Auction – Everyone Lends a Hand!

One of the most inspiring things about working for 2020 Vision Quest is realizing just how many people are eager to help While we love cash

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06 Oct
2010
Season of Success Wraps Up on Mt. Pierce!

by Randy Pierce The wind chill was 10 degrees, I struggled to put boots onto Quinn's front paws for a descent over some sharp edged

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07 Sep
2010
Give Me Liberty

by Kyle Dancause In writing this blog I have done exactly what I tell my students not to do – I started with the title When I began

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