What’s Your Everest

Presented by FNBO

Door time: 8:00 AM

Show time: 8:30 AM

What’s Your Everest presented by FNBO empowers people to overcome their personal Everests, as teams “rope up” for a community hike and rally around people of all abilities to help them reach their summit.

The event is inspired by world-renowned adventurer and No Barriers co-founder Erik Weihenmayer’s summit of Mount Everest in 2001, where he became the first blind person to reach the highest peak in the world.

What’s Your Everest brings individuals of all abilities together to push, pull, and support each other in their efforts to reach their own personal Everest. Attendees take this life-changing experience home with them, along with an applicable framework to help guide them through life’s challenges.

More than just a hike, What’s Your Everest 2024 will introduce you to the life-changing work that No Barriers brings to the community, the people we serve, and like-minded partners who are helping to build an inclusive world where barriers don’t stand in the way of possibilities.

We’ll kick off with a speaking session called “Mapping Everest,” where you’ll hear inspiring stories that will motivate you to get outside and hike with your rope team. After the hike, we’ll celebrate in the park’s lawn with music, entertainment and snacks.


7:30 – 8:15 AM         |  Check-in

Grit Chair fitting (for participants using Grit Chairs)

8:30 – 9:15 AM         |  Mapping Everest

Find a place within the historic Chautauqua Auditorium where you’ll garner inspiration from incredible speakers, including Erik Weihenmayer, No Barriers Co-founder and the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest. In addition, we’ll share an overview of the hike and the various activities and optional challenges you’ll encounter along the way.

9:15 – 11:30 AM      |  Community Hike

Join community members in supporting each other, physically and mentally, for a 2.2 mile hike. You’ll start at the Enchanted Mesa Trailhead with your rope team, and continue up the service road for just over a mile before returning back. Along the hike, you’ll learn about persevering through challenges, and how to collaborate with others to build strong communities.

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM  | Post-Hike Celebration

Join us on the lawn at Chautauqua Park to connect with the No Barriers community while congratulating and networking with attendees and community partners. The Lawn will have live music, fun activities, opportunities to engage with local partners, and light food and beverages.


*There will be no free shuttle service for this event

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