Take the Nature Valley No Barrier Pledge
Have you ever been sitting there staring at the TV, computer, smart phone or just at nothing and all of a sudden it hits you! Life is so short and you are just letting it pass by. Well, it hits me all the time! To much actually. There is so much a person has to do and take care of on a daily basis that sometimes life just feels as though it is slipping away and there are so many places to go and things to see and do that I start to panic and feel I will never be able too. See, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth so I have to work for those things. I have to earn a living and plan ahead if I want to enjoy life’s adventures. I know this is the case for many and also for many they will never get to see what all awaits us in this beautiful world. Well, even though I wasn’t born rich, and have to plan my trips and save for them, at least when I do them I can actually see the beauty that awaits me. How would you like to experience life but not be able to see it. That is how Erik Weihenmayer is experiencing his journey down the Grand Canyon in a kayak for 21 days. Now, that is what I call an amazing journey and one inspirational man! 277 miles in a kayak down raging rivers… Yikes! Check out Erik telling you about it in his video ~
Follow Erik’s journey on the Nature Valley TUmblr page.
Who is Erik ? Erik is the only blind adventurer to ever climb to the seven highest summits in the world. This amazing man is now taking on the adventure of kayaking the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River along with his fellow blind adventurer Lonnie Bedwell.
This expedition serves to inspire people to not limit themselves, eliminate barriers in their lives and live life to its fullest. Nature Valley is joining Erik Weihenmayer in inviting people to pledge to get out there and live a No Barriers Life.
- The “No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition” is a 21-day, 277 mile journey through some of the world’s most challenging whitewater terrain in the Colorado River.
- Erik Weihenmayer will be supported by an experienced paddling team, and joined by accomplished kayaker and Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell. Together, Erik and Lonnie will demonstrate the power of harnessing inner strength to overcome challenging barriers.
- Preparation for the Expedition has been extensive, with both Weihenmayer and Bedwell spending the last several years training and developing innovative systems for kayaking rapids with support from high-tech radios and verbal commands from river guides.
- The trip will begin on September 7 at Lees Ferry, nine miles south of the Arizona-Utah border. Erik and his team expect to complete the expedition on or around September 28 at Pearce Ferry, which marks the boundary between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon.
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Weihenmayer Featured in Nature Valley Advertising
Weihenmayer is featured in a series of new television and digital advertisements “Feel Nature’s Energy” for Nature Valley, highlighting the unique ways in which Erik experiences nature. Links to videos above!
Want to go above and beyond? Take the No Barriers Pledge
- As a founding member of No Barriers USA, Weihenmayer advocates for the organization’s mission to empower people with the message, “what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”
- You can join Nature Valley and Weihenmayer in the goal of encouraging one million people to live a No Barriers Life by visiting http://www.nobarriersusa.org/take-the-pledge/ today.
About Nature Valley
Nature Valley has a long history of commitment to nature, outdoor activities and the national parks.
The brand finds inspiration from the beauty of nature and the way people connect with nature – whether that’s from a fearless adventure like those undertaken by Weihenmayer or an everyday hike.
It’s Nature Valley’s belief that experiencing nature enables people to feel most alive and Weihenmayer is a great demonstration of our belief.
I might not be as adventurous or brave as Erik but I do like to do some milder stuff like some mountain/rock climbing. We love to travel and have seen some amazing things and had a lot of fun in our journeys. A few years ago we went to South Dakota and drove thru Needles Highway where we stopped and climbed up some big rocks to get a good view. Here I am sitting there in the sun..
Since today is my 43rd Birthday, maybe it’s time to plan another trip with some adventure in it to make sure I am living my life to it’s fullest and not letting things pass me by. Tell me, where should I go and what should I do? I need ideas and maybe a “dare” or two.
Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl received compensation for cooperation with Nature Valley and Sverve on this campaign. All opinions expressed are solely that of Living Smart Girl’s.