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: challenges

23 Nov
2013
Still thankful in the midst of devastating news

By Randy Pierce “Don’t cry because it is over; smile because it happened” – Dr Seuss Warning – this blog topic contains serious

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29 Oct
2013
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

We originally posted this last year around Halloween, and we think it's still relevant for this year as well Happy Halloween! The Scary

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19 Oct
2013
Finding failure (running on empty)

By Randy Pierce “Failure is often a matter of perspective” -- Jonathan Abrams At a recent keynote for the New England YMCA Fall

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11 Oct
2013
A taste of life without Quinn

By Randy Pierce In the mountains of truth, you never climb in vain Either you already reach a higher point today, or you exercise your

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28 Sep
2013
A moment upon the mountains

By Randy Pierce “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of

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14 Sep
2013
Heroic Hearts: Choosing positive steps from the deepest grief

By Randy Pierce Any one moment in our lives may hold the opportunity to make a world of difference for us or the people we encounter

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25 Aug
2013
Completing the Quest–And all that it means

By Randy Pierce What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” Henry David

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10 Aug
2013
What is Ability Awareness?

By Randy Pierce I am absolutely not intimidated by the term “disability” I have a disability--several actually--though the primary

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20 Jul
2013
Inspirational Guest Feature: “Expedition Outreach”

By Randy Pierce Scrambling down an incredibly steep, icy, and challenging section of the Falling Waters trail in May 2013, I paused to

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18 Jul
2013
Bonus Blog: A Little Drama Enters the Quest for Success

By Randy Pierce Nine hikers for the 2020 Vision Quest team circled around the Zeta Pass trail junction on Sunday, July 14 Three of the

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13 Jul
2013
“Tip Tuesday”: Improve your interactions with the visually impaired

By Randy Pierce The New Hampshire Association for the Blind provides a useful feature called “Tip Tuesday” on their Facebook page

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06 Jul
2013
Earning Every Soggy Step upon the Tripyramids!

By Randy Pierce The exceedingly water-logged trails of the Tripyramids gave a crystal clear reminder that success on the quest is not a

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08 Jun
2013
Putting Randy in His Place? Blind Four-Year-Old Runs Spartan Race

By Randy Pierce I’ve accomplished some lofty goals and expect to keep reaching high I don’t have words to express how overwhelmingly

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11 May
2013
You are not special!

By Randy Pierce I have been privileged to speak at many events for many different audiences This week’s opportunity feels particularly

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18 Apr
2013
Community Inspires and Overcomes All Things

By Randy Pierce I did not run the 117th Boston marathon and I was safely at home listening to results of many friends on Patriots Day 2013

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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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09 Mar
2013
Final Four Feet? Hardly! Celebrate our anniversary while our movie piles on the miles!

By Randy Pierce As the one-year anniversary of our historic winter hiking arrived, I tried to re-live the many experiences in my mind A

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02 Mar
2013
Which Is It? Blind or Visually Impaired?

By Randy Pierce “Don’t call yourself blind” was expressed to me in a somewhat irritable fashion once after a presentation in which I

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23 Feb
2013
Skiing Without Seeing?!?

By Randy Pierce “When the sun sets the stars come out” – unknown Why does a totally blind person find himself on a massive

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17 Feb
2013
A Blind Sled Dog? A Story of Cooperation and Success

By Randy Pierce Quinn and Randy are not the only blind team hitting the trails in New Hampshire Gonzo, a blind Alaskan husky, is running

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