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 sitting on a gray rock summit, talking to a black dog (Swirl) who is standing next to him.
03 Jul
2021
Back to roots without a stumble, Swirl summits!

“Every moment is a fresh beginning” —TS Eliot More than a decade ago, I put my hand on Quinn’s Guide Dog harness and invited

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Rocky path along a mountainside under a partly cloudy blue sky.
27 Jun
2021
Navigating the path with an eye on habits

The path from dreams to success does exist May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to

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Poster of Quinn and Randy climbing a mountain with the following words superimposed: Climb Your Mountain. Trust, Commit, Persevere, Build Your Team, Believe and Achieve, Reach Your Peak Potential.
28 Feb
2021
The winter of our discontent? A mountain climber’s tale

“Now is the winter of our discontent” is a quote that was popularized by William Shakespeare in Richard III, and also the title of John

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Randy and Brent on a sunny day, taking a pause from biking and doing a fist bump. Randy wears a tie-dye shirt and helmet and Brent's shirt is blue.
21 Feb
2021
Fireside Chat #2: Join us with Dr. Brent Bell from the University of New Hampshire

When: Saturday, February 27 at 7:00 pm Where: Sign up here for free access to the Zoom link My friendship with Brent extends back to

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Randy and Tracy pose with copies of "See You At The Summit"
07 Apr
2020
Join our virtual events April 11 & 20: Movie showing and book discussion

As we all find different ways to socialize during these turbulent times, we are glad to provide a couple of opportunities to come

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Fireworks over the Piscataqua River and downtown Portsmouth, NH. Over the city scape, between the fireworks right of frame and the North Church steeple are the words "Welcome to 2020" in classic 2020 Vision Quest styling.
13 Jan
2020
A Decade in Review

I only have 54 of these decades under my belt so far, and yet, that is enough for me to find a little awe in the 2010-2020 decade of my

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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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The iconic picture of the Mighty Quinn, a golden lab, resting on the summit of Mount Flume in the summertime, with a mountain range and blue sky in the background.
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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