Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25th, 2001, Eric and his team defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest, guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft. summit. In 2002, the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 ft., and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia. Eric shares this inspirational story with audiences all over the country, and when he is not traveling, he teaches disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado. He directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors.
Eric grew up in the Colorado Rockies and started climbing in his teens. He was a member of the University of Denver ski team, which led him to pursue work as a Ski Patrolman in Vail and the French Alps, as well as instructing at Beaver Creek Resort. Eric has successfully climbed the highest point on six of the seven continents and led expeditions throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of the globe. Eric is married to Amy and they have twin daughters.