Image: Ann Curry with blind climber Erik Weihenmayer from an interview that originally aired Sept. 1, 1998

TODAY   |  August 31, 1998

Blind mountaineer takes Ann Curry rock climbing

In 1998, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, then 29, took TODAY’s Ann Curry rock climbing for the first time in Vedauwoo, Wyo. Weihenmayer would go on to become the first blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

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