Posts Tagged ‘Mount Everest’

Lori Schneider Climbs Ever Higher!

January 27, 2010

LORI SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW (1 OF 2)


Lori Schneider

On May 23, 2009, Lori Schneider became the first person in the world with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest. Lori is also the first person with MS to complete the “Seven Summits” by scaling the highest peak on each continent. My first video interview with Lori was in October 2009. Since then, all sorts of exciting things have been happening for Lori, including a feature article in the January 2010 issue of  Guideposts magazine.

Click here to read Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan‘s May 15, 2009 blog post about Lori.

Click here to watch my first video interview with Lori.

Click here to read about Lori’s inspiring Leap of Faith expedition to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in July 2011 with thirteen other women and men with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.










Click here to order Lori’s books, EVEREST: Climbing Beyond Our Limits and On Top of the Bottom of the World. By purchasing these books you will be helping raise funds for the Empowerment Through Adventure Scholarship Fund, which (more…)

Undeterred by MS, Lori Schneider Scales Mount Everest!

October 3, 2009

LORI SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW (1 OF 3)
INTRODUCTION




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Lori Schneider approaches base camp on Mount Everest before reaching the summit

On May 23, 2009, fifty-two-year-old Lori Schneider became the first person in the world with multiple sclerosis to summit Mount Everest. Lori is also the first person with MS to complete the “Seven Summits” by scaling the highest peak on each continent.

Badly shaken by an MS diagnosis at forty-three, Lori left her old life in Steamboat Springs, Colorado behind, convinced she would soon be confined to a wheelchair. Determined to make the most of every healthy day she had left, she relocated to the small town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, where she conquered her fears and gained confidence in her body by (more…)