When Dan Berlin lost his vision due to cone-rod dystrophy, his life changed. One world dimmed, faded, and finally switched off, but another opened up: the world of ultra-distance running.
You’d think vision would a pre-requisite for this kind of endeavour, but Dan has spent the last eight years proving the skeptics wrong. In 2014 he became the first blind man to hike across the Grand Canyon, and this year Intrepid and Team See Possibilities are helping him become the first blind man to run the Inca Trail. That’s run, not walk. All the way to Machu Picchu.
Along with a support crew and an Intrepid Team, Dan will run what is basically a marathon among the clouds. The 26-mile trek ascends from approximately 9,000 feet to over 14,000 feet elevation. Hikers typically take four days, but the team plans to complete the ascent nonstop. Running all the way.
Inspired? Here’s how you can help
If Team See Possibilities and Dan have got you inspired to tackle the Inca Trail, you can find all the info you need right HERE. Permits are limited though, so remember to plan well in advance.
Also, you can donate to Team See’s Machu Picchu campaign any time right HERE.
Feature image c/o Outsideonline