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: Randy

Michelle Brier stands in front of a multiple signs on Mount Kilimanjaro.
21 Apr
2022
Guest Blog: Africa, 2020 Vision Quest, and Crater Lake Moments 

I met Randy Pierce through work and was thrilled when he invited me to hike Mounts Liberty and Flume in New Hampshire’s White

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Randy, Greg, and the Tough Mudder team hang out and after the day's difficult race, laughing and having fun.
08 Apr
2022
Guest Blog: I couldn’t make it up if I tried

In early 2015, I had a conversation with Randy Pierce We were reminiscing about all the fun and misery we had experienced at Tough

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Woman stands on a large rock outcropping with green hills and a partly cloudy sky behind her.
31 Mar
2022
Guest blog: Unexpected Company

At first, I wasn’t sure whether I was going to share about my experience on the team here at 2020 Vision Quest I haven’t been

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A close-up of Randy's sunglasses on a hike, with Jose and Greg reflected in the lenses.
16 Feb
2022
Guest blog: My 2020 Vision Quest experience – Jose Acevedo

My friendship with Randy Pierce dates to the 90s, and a shared love for cheering on our New England Patriots through thick and thin

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A group of hikers rest on a gray rocky summit.
10 Feb
2022
Guest blog: Fond memories along the trail with Randy

On the event of Randy’s recent transition to lead Future in Sight as its new President and CEO, I offer some reminiscing on what it was

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A man in a black shirt and sunglasses stands with his German shepherd guide dog.
01 Feb
2022
Guest blog: The meaning behind the mission

In 2015, I began a life challenging battle I had a staph infection inside my chest and spine The infection ate vertebrae T11 and

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Randy hugging Swirl while sitting on a set of stairs
21 Jan
2022
A heartfelt and significant announcement from Randy

"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard" ― AA Milne As Founder and President of 2020 Vision Quest,

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Randy sitting on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro at sunrise, thinking about what’s next. He has a black hat and is bundled up against the cold. The surrounding ground is rocky and filled with shadows.
14 Nov
2021
Accessible sunrise and the wonder of outreach

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day” -Jhiess Krieg On a recent cold and early

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The 2020 Vision Quest team hikes up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, with the snow-topped mountain in the distance against a blue sky with wispy clouds.
07 Nov
2021
Advocate! Insights on the pivotal role of need and approach

All of us are likely to encounter opportunities in which having the tools to advocate for ourselves will greatly benefit our lives In my

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Blurry road, cars, and trees on the side of the road, from the point of view of a moving vehicle.
31 Oct
2021
Redux: Scary Realities of Sight Loss

You may wonder why this blog post returns to haunt our page so often around Halloween Each year, many people encounter new challenges, such

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A beautiful autumnal path through the woods, surrounded by bright fall colored leaves.
24 Oct
2021
Need to focus? Nature has the answer

Are you reading this on your smart phone Immersed in a real or virtual office on a computer and taking a distraction from the many other

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Randy and Swirl presenting at the recent event for the Gibney Family Foundation and Future in Sight.
16 Oct
2021
Moving on mission and vision with partnership

Swirl and I had a chance to join Future In Sight and the Gibney family for an event putting focus on the mission of supporting methods of

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Randy and Autumn hike up a sunlight-dappled wooded trail.
10 Oct
2021
Treasured moments and simple gifts: A look back

With my focus on the Boston Marathon keeping me mostly off the trails as the peak foliage is descending across New Hampshire, I thought

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Randy sits on his porch with Swirl, holding a sign that says "Help!"
02 Oct
2021
Coming together because the mission is critical

"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service" --Henry Wadsworth

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Group photo of four hikers (including Randy) and Swirl on a rocky stone summit with an expanse of green trees in the background.
25 Sep
2021
Welcome to a beloved set of summits

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing” – Benjamin Franklin There is so much trust in friendships

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Randy running in the Boston Marathon 2015, led by Christine Houde.
19 Sep
2021
Ramping up for the Boston Marathon 2021

"You're tougher than you think you are and you can do more than you think you can!" -Brian Powell On Monday, October 11, I will wear

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Our new 2020 Vision Quest Logo, with black and teal text and stylized gray mountains in the background
12 Sep
2021
New look lifts the 2020 Vision Quest a little higher

“Little by little becomes a lot” --Anonymous Welcome to a few new aspects of the same quality charity, 2020 Vision Quest! I

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Randy, dressed in a blue shirt and colorful tie, sits in a bookstore surrounded by bookshelves in front of a table with copies of his book "See You At The Summit"
06 Sep
2021
Come visit us at Author’s Alley, Auburn’s Town Day, September 11

Would you like to meet Swirl Perhaps you want to have your copy of our book, See You At the Summit signed or to pick up a new copy for

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Randy, Tracy and Autumn laughing on a summit peak. Tracy wears a bright pink top and Autumn is caught with her pink tongue out in the middle of licking her own nose.
03 Sep
2021
Climbing above the hardest parts of loss

“If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic” -- Irvin D Yalom I still hold the

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Randy in an orange shirt and Brandyn in a blue with a yellow sign that says "GUIDE" run down a paved running trail lined with trees.
22 Aug
2021
Same old Boston Marathon – Or maybe not

Undertaking "the same" experience is rarely the same even in the most normal of times I'm typically trying to improve something It might be

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