June 28, 2013

Be Extraordinary: The Adventures of a Blind Hiker. {Partner}

elephant is proud to partner with Ahnu. ~ the Management.


After losing his sight at the age of 35 to a rare eye disease, Trevor Thomas decided to turn his own disability into a position of advocacy and strength.

He pursues his passion of climbing some of the world’’s tallest peaks, and continues to rock climb, participate in long-distance hiking, and adventure races.

An accomplished long distance hiker, Trevor became the first blind person in history to complete an unassisted, solo end-to-end thru-hike of the entire 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2008.

In 2009, he reached the summit of Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak on the East Coast, and Long’s Peak in Colorado. In 2010, he completed the 2,654 mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with members of his team, Team FarSight. He climbed Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous U.S, and in doing so became the first blind person to stand on top.

Trevor is one of Ahnu’s sponsored athletes. He is also a motivational speaker and is working on a biography about his life experiences.

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Ed: Bryonie Wise




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