The White Mountain National Forest is home to 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in elevation. With heights ranging from 4003′ to 6288′, these New Hampshire peaks are known for their steepness, rocky terrain, and impressive views.
In 2010, Randy set a goal to be the first blind hiker to summit all 48 of the New Hampshire 4,000-footers during the summer hiking seasons by the year 2020. However, he quickly accelerated his pace. In 2012, he accomplished all 48 peaks in a single winter season — the winter season offering fewer challenges in terms of footing — and then on August 24, 2013, with his Dog Guide Quinn at his side, he completed his original goal of climbing all 48 peaks during the non-winter seasons, just 37 months after he began his quest. This page charts his accomplishments. In the non-winter table on the right, mountain names in blue are links to blog posts about those specific hikes.
Although proud of the many hiking accomplishments and glad to always commemorate the achievements here, we continue to enjoy many mountain hikes and to celebrate the trails and summits long after the completion of the 48 list. I hope and expect to continue enjoying the trails of New Hampshire and beyond for many years to come
In September of 2015, we successfully reached the summit of the highest standalone mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, Africa, provided a tremendous challenge and rewarding experience which inspired our 2017 hike in the Peruvian Andes Mountains. It is this spirit of adventure at the heart of our determination to continue to reach for our “Peak Potential” literally and figuratively as we stride forward.
I want to be very clear that all of our expeditions receive absolutely none of the charity funds we raise for 2020 Vision Quest. We fund our own adventures and share them with the 2020 Vision Quest community for our enjoyment and in part as a testament to the Ability Awareness we suggest as we all reach for our Peak Potential, literal and figurative.
We believe our efforts should in all ways enhance the mission of 2020 Vision Quest and that our worthy message should indeed resonate around the world!