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Erik Weihenmayer

Chronology

1972 Diagnosed with rare, degenerative retina disease
1982 Loses sight completely
1985 Learns to climb at a summer camp for the blind
1995 Summits Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska
1996 Summits California's El Capitan
1997 Marries Ellie Reeves on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
1997 Summits Mount Kilimanjaro
1999 Summits Argentina's Aconcagua
2000 Summits Canada's Polar Circus
2000 Summits Nepal's Ama Dablam, as training for Everest
2001 Begins Mount Everest expedition in March
2001 Summits Mount Everest on May 25
2002 Summits Russia's Mount Elbrus
2002 Summits Australia's Mount Kosciusko

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