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Erik Weihenmayer

Initial blind person to successfully climb Mt. Everest on, may 25, 2001. He proceeded to go totally blind when he was thirteen years of age from an illness known as retinoschisis. He was highlighted within a documentary known as Blindsight in 2006. He wedded his wife Ellen in 1997. He was interviewed by Katie Couric after he climbed Mt. McKinley.

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