No Barriers Podcast Episode 116: The Roots of No Barriers with Mark Wellman

about the episode

We are re-releasing an interview we recorded with adventure athlete and No Barriers co-founder, Mark Wellman back in October 2018. Mark’s episode was one of our first when our podcast was just getting off the ground. We hope you enjoy this story of the origins of No Barriers the organization and the movement. Enjoy the conversation!

Mark Wellman is a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker, and motivational speaker.

Despite being paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident, Mark has inspired millions to meet their problems head-on and reach for their full potential. A two-time Paralympian and former Yosemite Park Ranger, Mark’s NO LIMITS philosophy encourages individuals to adventure into new horizons; to go beyond the seemingly unreachable.

An accomplished wheelchair athlete, Mark is best known for the first historic paraplegic ascents of the sheer granite faces of El Capitan and Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park.

His notoriety has been acclaimed on national television, by congressional commendation and meetings with two United States Presidents. The first paraplegic to sit-ski unassisted across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Mark has also carried the flaming torch up the 120-foot rope, shocked by thousands of spectators, and lit the cauldron for the opening of the Paralympic Games in Atlanta.

Mark shares his story in the autobiography Climbing Back.


Learn more about Mark: https://www.nolimitstahoe.com/

Order a copy of Mark’s autobiography: Climbing Back.

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