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

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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

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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.

Posed group photograph of some 60 to 80 NEVI Fest attendees from the 2013 event, outdoors at the base of a set of Sugarloaf ski trails on a cold grey afternoon. Randy and Brent are in back row near left end.

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The NEVI Ski Festival is Out of Sight!

The 4th Annual New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival, or NEVI Fest, took place from February 8th through the 11th at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine’s Carrabassett Valley. The Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation organization conducts the event annually in February, welcoming visually impaired (VI) and blind skiers, their guides and families from as far away as Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

NEVI Fest offers visiting blind and VI skiers the opportunity to develop their skiing abilities on all levels of terrain—-with their own guides or qualified festival volunteers. Skills enhancement is also made available at NEVI Fest for guides, from Certified PSIA Adaptive and experienced clinicians.

This was to have been Randy’s third straight year at the event—-accompanied and ably guided by longtime friend and outdoorsman Brent Bell. Randy was also to have been joined by Tracy and Autumn, too, for their first visits. Unfortunately this snowy and cold New England winter got the best of both Randy and Tracy, causing them to miss out on the festival. Randy remarked, "We try to always avoid missing out but when we must, at least we live vicariously through the many friends still attending the event...and we look forward to joining them next year! Will you join us and them for this great event as an attendant, volunteer or otherwise?"

For a look back at Randy’s very first days of blind skiing during the 2013 festival—including videos—see the blog post from two years ago.

From the Blog

Guest blog: Guiding Eyes trainer for a day

- Denise Ezekiel shares the powerful experience of her and her family touring the Guiding Eyes facility in New York. Read more

"Right neighborly of ya" -- Communities of support

- As New England is buried under numerous snowstorms, Randy shares stories about the courage and kindness he's found in his neighbors. Read more

Kilimanjaro team building on Franconia Notch

- Randy and the rest of the team who will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in September do some wintry training and team building on a more local summit. Read more

What's wrong with me?!? A medical overview

- Randy discusses an issue he gets many questions about--the cause of his blindness. Read more

I am a Patriots fan... but....

- Randy candidly discusses his fandom of the NE Patriots.... and the controversy which sometimes comes with it. Read more

First steps with visual impairment -- For you or someone you know

- Randy shares some guidance about how to handle the often frightening initial stages of vision loss. 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.