UNLV Barrick Lecture Series Welcomes Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer for “No Barriers” April 9


UNLV invites acclaimed traveler and author Erik Weihenmayer for “No Barriers,” the latest installation of the Barrick Lecture Series


Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.


Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV primary campus
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Opportunity


The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and internationally popular speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.

Erik Weihenmayer is among the most renowned and accomplished athletes on the planet. In 2001, he ended up being the very first blind individual in history to climb up Mount Everest and all of the 7 Tops – the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

In 2014, Erik and Lonnie Bedwell, a blind Navy veteran, kayaked the entire 277-miles of the Grand Canyon – one of the most powerful whitewater locations worldwide. Erik constantly looks for brand-new experiences, founding No Barriers to empower people with difficulties to take advantage of the human spirit and break through barriers.

Erik is the author of the best-selling narrative, Touch the Cloud Nine, which was made into a feature film. His newest book, No Barriers, is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an expedition of the light that burns in all of us, the barriers that threaten to snuff out that light, and the treacherous ascent towards growth and renewal.

Erik, his wife and 2 kids live in Golden, Colorado.


The lecture is totally free and available to the general public however tickets are needed. Tickets are limited to two per individual and can be gotten from the Performing Arts Center box office.

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) ticket office is located off of Cottage Grove Opportunity at S. Maryland Parkway. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac/tickets.

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