Blind adventurer prepares to kayak the Colorado River

Erik Olsen / New York Times News Service
Published Nov 13, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM
Erik Weihenmayer trains at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C., in September. Weihenmayer, one of the most accomplished blind athletes in the world, will attempt to descend the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a kayak.