2019 What’s Your Everest


Rope up with No Barriers this summer to challenge yourself and help change lives!

What’s Your Everest is our annual fundraiser where you can connect with the No Barriers community and remind yourself that What’s Within You Is Stronger Than What’s In Your Way. Climb a mountain with renowned blind adventurer & No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer for the most unique hike experience you’ll ever have!

Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $250. Every dollar raised by you, your family, or your team will directly impact the lives of veterans, people with diverse abilities, youth and family facing challenges, and many others as they strive to live a life of meaning. Be a part of the No Barriers Rope Team as we join together to ensure everyone, regardless of ability, is able to “climb on.” We encourage you to reach beyond the minimum and invite others to be part of your team.


Register, Create a Team, or Join a Team >>

“As I witnessed courage and transformation happening all around me, it allowed me to access and be present with a part of myself I thought no longer existed… I can honestly say I feel forever changed.”

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What's Your Everest 2019
What’s Your Everest 2019 Photo Gallery — What’s Your Everest is an annual fundraiser and mountain climb event inspired by No Barriers cofounder Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest. See full Flickr Album >>

Frequently Asked Questions

When you register you will have three options – register as an individual, join/create a team, or fundraise only. If you are not able to attend the event, select the “fundraise only” option to show your community support. No Barriers requests a minimum donation of $250 to participate in the event, via fundraising or a direct contribution.
Absolutely! At No Barriers we believe in moving beyond your comfort zone to grow and reach goals. Our professional mountain guides and No Barriers alumni will be there along the way to support, encourage, and inspire you. If you have specific accessibility questions or concerns, please contact us so that we may address those concerns directly. Join us and accomplish something you’ve never thought possible.
Absolutely! You pick the challenge that’s right for you, and we’ll let you lead the charge. You’ll also be hiking alongside people that have climbed the world’s tallest peaks. What’s Your Everest is about reaching your summit and gaining perspective on what it means to give your absolute best to the world.
Yes, all donations benefit No Barriers USA programs. No Barriers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.


Time Event Location
6:30 – 7:15am Check-in & Breakfast A-Frame – 1st Floor North
7:15 – 8:00am Inspirational Speakers – Erik Weihenmayer, Mandy Harvey, and more! A-Frame – 1st Floor North
8:00 – 8:05am Group photo A-Frame – 1st Floor North
8:00 – 9:30am 1st Leg – Hiking – 1.8 miles Argentine North Fork Trail to Black Mountain Lodge
9:30 – 10:00am Break & Inspirational Speaker Black Mountain Lodge
10:00 – 11:15am 2nd Leg – Hiking – 1.5 mile Black Mountain Lodge to Summit
11:15 – 11:30am Reach the Summit Celebration! Summit
11:30am – 12:30pm 3rd Leg – Hiking – 1.5 miles Trail to Black Mountain Lodge
12:30 – 1:00pm Lunch Black Mountain Lodge
1:00 – 1:15pm Inspirational Speaker and No Barriers Flag Ceremony Black Mountain Lodge
1:25 – 2:40pm 4th Leg – Hiking – 1.8 miles Black Mountain Lodge to Base
2:30 – 2:45pm Remarks from Cindy Bean, COO of No Barriers USA Mountain Goat Plaza
2:30 – 4:00pm Post – Hike Celebration! Mountain Goat Plaza

*All timing is subject to change depending on weather and hiking speed

Please note, there will be inspirational speakers and plenty of breaks during the hike!


Argentine North Fork Trail – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
28194 US-6
Dillon, CO 80435

View the parking map here: https://www.arapahoebasin.com/about/getting-here/

Please park in the Early Riser parking lot.

Arapahoe Basin is located on Highway 6 / Loveland Pass Road, 68 miles west of downtown Denver, 5 miles east of Keystone and 20 miles northeast of Breckenridge.


  • Sign your waiver prior to the event here
  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks – nuts, string cheese, trail mix are all good options! (breakfast, lunch, and post-hike snacks will be provided)
  • Supportive Shoes – a shoe with ankle support is ideal, but not necessary
  • Dress in Layers – this is Colorado and temperatures fluctuate quickly!
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Trekking Poles (if desired)


Climb a mountain with purpose! Join renowned blind adventurer & No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer on Saturday, Aug. 24 for the most unique hike experience you’ll ever have! This fundraiser is a physical challenge with awe-inspiring rewards when you build a rope team that will physically support an individual to help them reach the summit. Team members will reach, pioneer, and summit together and shift their mindset to experience what is possible.

Whether your company:

  • Builds a rope team
  • Donates time to volunteer
  • Supports the event as a sponsor

No Barriers is excited to have you involved in the 9th annual What’s Your Everest fundraiser!

If you are interested in being a sponsor of the No Barriers What’s Your Everest, please contact Mona Hover, at 904-472-4584 or [mona.hover@wordpress-720709-2430876.cloudwaysapps.com]. Thank you for your consideration!


The trail is rocky and steep. If you have mobility questions, concerns, or needs, please contact Penn Street at penn.street@wordpress-720709-2430876.cloudwaysapps.com or call 970-443-3633 x327.

ASL interpreting provided upon request. Please email Penn Street by August 1, 2019.

or [mona.hover@wordpress-720709-2430876.cloudwaysapps.com]. Thank you for your consideration!


Gateway Lodge and River Run Village are offering a 15% discount to anyone who mentions What’s Your Everest or No Barriers. Visit www.summitcove.com and use promo code: whatsyoureverest to receive your discount.


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