Erik Weihenmayer

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April 30, 2012. Charlotte, NC.. Rob Raker, one of Erik Weihenmayer's guides on the river, heads through the M Wave rapid.. Erik Weihenmayer, who has been completely blind since age 13, is training at the United States National White Water Center in an attempt to kayak through the Grand Canyon. Weihenmayer is an accomplished outdoorsman who has climbed the 7 Summits, and is the only blind person to climb Mount Everest.