What is 2020 Vision Quest?

We lead and inspire students and professionals to reach their peak potential while providing financial support for crucial vision services.

2020 Vision Quest supports two organizations—NH Association for the Blind, and the internationally renowned Guiding Eyes for the Blind—to help ensure that life-changing services for the blind may always continue.

Learn more about 2020 Vision Quest

Book a presentation

Invite Randy to speak at your school or organization!

" ...it rocked the entire audience of 130 people. There were farmers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, artists from young to old... Everyone felt that Randy was talking to them. It was a profound experience."
– Celeste Barr, Beaver Brook Association

Support our mission

Your tax-deductible donation helps to raise and train dog guides, reach out to young people, and maintain services for blind people in New Hampshire. Any amount is welcome.

In this July 2013 image, Randy and guide Mike Cherim negotiate one of the day’s ten challenging stream crossings. The boulder-strewn stream is some 40 to 50 feet wide, with some water as much as 1 to 2 feet deep rushing past the boulders. Randy has one hand on Mike’s backpack and the other hand holds a trekking pole in the water for another balance point. Mike has his left foot on one boulder in mid-stream; his right boot and Randy’s left are together on a second boulder (nearly underwater), and three feet back on a third boulder is Randy’s right foot in a wide straddle. Quinn and the other hikers from the day are not in the frame but are waiting on both shores and helping to coach the tricky traverse.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 6 - Kilimanjaro Team Reunion Hike

August 7 - 2020 Vision Quest Annual Board Meeting

November 12 - Seventh Annual Peak Potential - Have you reserved your table or seats yet?

2020 Vision Quest calendar

A Look Back . . . a Look Ahead!

Putting the Finishing Touches on the Non-Winter 48

Taking a fond look back at the summer of 2013, Randy, Quinn and team were busy reaching final summits on the list of the 48 New Hampshire White Mountain 4,000-footers. As many of you will recall, the team had already hiked to all 48 summits once during the winter season—(a single winter season, from December 22, 2011 through March 10 2012). But that summer three years ago was largely dedicated to finishing that same list of 48 peaks in the considerably more difficult non-winter seasons, which meant contending with all the roots, rocks, boulders and other trail obstacles that in winter are usually covered and smoothed over by snow.

Pictured above, from the 14.5-mile round-trip day in July of 2013 to complete Mount Isolation, Randy and guide Mike Cherim negotiate one of the ten challenging stream crossings. Also on that trip that day were Quinn, Tracy Pierce, guide Sherpa John Lacroix, and Jim Roy and Rick Stevenson. See Sherpa John’s excellent guest blog post about that Isolation hike, and several other hiking-related posts from August 2013, here.

The New School Year – Not Far Away!

It’s not too soon to begin planning for fall (or, as we at 2020 prefer to refer to it—Autumn) and the 2016-17 school year! If you’re a local parent or educator interested in booking Randy and Autumn to visit your school and present to your students, check out the "For Educators" page here at our site. Carrying powerful messages to nearby schools about the importance of goal-setting, problem-solving and reaching one’s own unique peak potential, Randy has excited and inspired over 50,000 local students (and counting) since founding 2020 Vision Quest in 2010. These school presentations are, in fact, the single most important service provided by our organization. And while donations or honorariums are welcome, the presentations are at no cost to schools. If your school is within reasonable traveling distance from southern New Hampshire, or if creative transportation solutions can be arranged, consider scheduling a visit now for the fall.

From the Blog

"What's next?" -- Everyone

- What's next for Randy? Despite recent medical challenges, he's got a few more adventures in the works. Read more

Live Free or Die!?

- We all allow ourselves to be the prisoner of things in our lives sometimes. What are the keys to freedom? Read more

Summertime and Hot Dogs!

- Randy shares a few tips on how he keeps Autumn cool, hydrated, and happy in the "dog days" of summer. Read more

Reaching out and taking action for help and healing

- This week, Randy boosts the signal to support a friend riding in the Pan Mass Challenge to fight against cancer. Read more

Independence Day Foundations and Fireworks!

- This week, Randy remembers the first 2020 Vision Quest hike in their goal of hiking the 48 4,000-footers in NH: Mt. Washington, July 4, 2010. Read more

*Your table is ready! Lowest prices for Peak Potential only available until July 12*

- Get your table for our Peak Potential auction and dinner now and take advantage of the best rate. Read more

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn in harness smiles up at the camera.

Randy's new guide dog has entered our lives and charmed our hearts. Learn more about Autumn here.

How does a sightless man climb a mountain?

See a 15-minute documentary film about Randy and 2020 Vision Quest's July 4th climb of Mount Washington. Teaser video of Blind Ambition
Watch the "Blind Ambition" trailer

2020 DVDs still available!

We are proud to announce Extended Availability of the 2020 VisionQuest DVD "Four More Feet" documenting Randy and Quinn's Historic Winter 48 Hikes! DVD ordering instructions, along with the download for the Descriptive Video Service, can be found at the following link.

Get a copy of "Four More Feet"
Support the Vision! Visit our online gift shop. All profits support our charitable mission.