An open thank you letter from blind athlete, Dan Berlin, to his local leader

written by Intrepid Travel April 16, 2020
Dan Berlin and his team at the finish line

To help us all feel a bit closer while we’re physically apart, we’re sharing letters to and from those who made their adventures extra special. Share your story with us today.

Dear Elias,

Hope you and your family are safe and well. Travel is one of my greatest joys in life and during this time of lockdowns and travel bans, I have been going back and reliving some of the best experiences of my life.  At the top of the list is our 2015 Inca Trail expedition.

Dan and his leader, Elias


When I told people I was going to attempt the Inca Trail in a single day they told me it’s crazy for anyone to try, let alone with a blind person. You ran the Inca Trail three times before I arrived to make sure I’d be ok. And then you ran with me every step of the way.

We live in such a visual world that’s it difficult for some people to understand how I see beauty. But for me, it’s the people I am with. And people like you.

Team See at the top of the Inca Trail

I wish you well and look forward to our next visit to Peru when this pandemic passes.

All my best.  Take care and stay safe,

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