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: safety

Amazon box sitting right in front of Randy's door.
10 Feb
2019
Dangerous delivery! Asking for a little awareness

First and foremost, I’m fine… this time Being blind, there are a few additional hazards which present themselves along the way of my

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23 Sep
2017
A Technology Moment: Exploring the World with AIRA

By Randy Pierce One of the recent benefits I found through the work of Future In Sight came with an outstanding technology seminar I have

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30 Oct
2016
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

We originally posted this a few years ago, but it's still relevant Happy Halloween! The Scary Realities of Vision Loss By Randy

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14 Aug
2016
How does Autumn warn you of an obstacle?

By Randy Pierce Students are often amused when I describe how Autumn has been trained in “intelligent disobedience” It is the dog

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06 Aug
2016
Pardon the interruption, but did you just kill my friend?

By Randy Pierce Fortunately the title is not quite reality, but there have been several very close calls I find the world around me

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16 Jul
2016
Summertime and Hot Dogs!

By Randy Pierce July Weather has Autumn and me facing 90-degree temperatures for many consecutive days which would mean one hot dog if I

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09 Aug
2014
“My Dog Guide ate your butterfly!” and other unacceptable answers from the Butterfly Place visit

By Randy Pierce First and foremost, Autumn did NOT eat any butterflies She did, however, accompany me to the Butterfly Place They

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06 Apr
2013
“Know Fear” or “No Fear”

By Randy Pierce I am often asked about my relationship with fear in dealing with blindness as well as my many adventures I prefer to

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27 Jul
2011
Why is our Mt. Waumbek success linked to Mt. Vesuvius and the alleged World’s Greatest Traveller?

by Randy Pierce Our July New Hampshire heat wave is not untypical, nor is the choice to seek some solace from the heat by hiking amidst

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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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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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01 Jul
2011
Expecting the best, but preparing for the worst

by Randy Pierce The Northern Presidential range is dominated by the daunting Mt Adams, and it will be by far the most challenging peak in

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27 Jun
2011
Scary Mountain Ledges and Trust

by Tracy Pierce Our hike of Mounts Whiteface and Passaconaway on June 18 & 19 was a fantastic success We completed the

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23 May
2011
Is Quinn Safe?

by Randy Pierce I have heard more than a few questions about Quinn's safety on a hike, and while I'm out in the Pemi Wilderness with him,

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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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24 Feb
2011
Taking Lafayette by Storm – Part 1

by Randy Pierce Riding up Interstate 93 into Franconia Notch, John Lacroix - known to many as Sherpa John - explained how the cloud dome

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21 Feb
2011
School Days Growing on Us

When we visit with students, we engage them in our presentation with many interactive questions that guide the flow of the discussion At

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10 Sep
2010
Quintessential Reasons for 9/11

by The Mighty Quinn Everyone has his or her own methods and reasons to appreciate 9/11 - including this Mighty Guide Dog! I wasn't even

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19 Aug
2010
Where’s the Beef?

by Carrie McMillen I never knew beef could be such an important part of a trip I don’t eat a lot of red meat, but I’ll eat pretty much

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18 Aug
2010
Back Country Bruises (with a Bonus!) – Part 2

by Randy Pierce We set out early the next morning, though not too early as to over-push it The trail atop the ridge was beautiful and we

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