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.

Beautiful long-distance, mid-winter view of Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort--with many lighted trails for night skiing. Lights in the foreground are of the village of Carrabassett Valley.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 6 to 11 - Adaptive Outdoor Education Center and NEVI Fest 2016 - Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Feb. 21 - Chichester Library Presentation

2020 Vision Quest calendar

Schools...Speaking...Skiing!

February kicked off promptly on the 1st with a school visit for Randy and Autumn to the Sacred Heart school in Hampton NH. Speaking of school visits--one of the Dynamic Duo’s favorite and most important activities--a similar visit to Hampton’s Marston School a few weeks ago resulted in a good story and photo January 21st in seacoastonline.com by Max Sullivan.

​Maine Mountain Man

Then, it’s a northbound trek to Carrabassett Valley, Maine for Randy, Tracy and Autumn beginning Saturday the 6th, with plans summarized as follows:

- They’ll attend an Open House and Art Exhibit of the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center on Saturday afternoon. All of the art on display has been created by people with disabilities.

- That evening, at the same location, they’ll attend another in the excellent series of “Dinner in the Dark” events—a unique dining experience where all guests get a small taste of what it’s like to be blind/visually impaired.

- Sunday night through Thursday morning the Pierce crew is at an annual favorite, the New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival, or NEVI Fest—at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley (photo above – credit: liftopia.com). This 4-day camp is designed to teach people with visual impairments to ski, or ski better, and to teach anyone interested in becoming a guide on the slopes the skills to do so. Randy will hit the slopes--figuratively and perhaps literally?--with many friends including longtime friend and ski teacher Brent Bell. Randy will also deliver a presentation at the Wednesday night closing banquet for this year’s event.

- While at NEVI Fest, on Monday the 8th, Randy will present to a group of about 60 high school students of the Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA) during a lunch meeting. The CVA is a private middle/high school at Sugarloaf offering a unique balance of college-preparatory academics and competitive ski and snowboard training.

​First Draft Sections of Randy's Book Now Released

An email went out on Sunday January 31 giving participating followers access to initial draft sections of Randy's upcoming book. We've created a private and secure website where each month throughout this year Randy will upload a portion of his writings intended for the book. This will allow for all those participating to have an advance reading of all the sections under consideration for the final product well in advance of that book release. You’ll also gain insight into sections which, while very pertinent to Randy, may not make the final entry into the book. If you're interested in joining the others now beginning to receive monthly drafts, visit the new "Ashes of Kilimanjaro" blog post where you'll find instructions on how to become further involved.

From the Blog

*Guest Blog: Deaf West's Production of Spring Awakening*

- Guest blogger Jo Swenson talks about a more inclusive revival of a Broadway hit. Read more

*The Ashes of Kilimanjaro*

- This week, Randy shares a moving excerpt from his book to come. Read more

*Boston Marathon Plans and Planning*

- Randy and his friend Jose Acevedo are running the Boston Marathon 2016! As the big day approaches, Randy gives us a little peek at his goals, his training schedule, and the community of support that helps make it happen. Read more

*Failure, triumph, determination, love, and support: **A moving testimony to the human spirit*

- This week, we share a moving video of athlete Derek Redmond's misfortune at the 1992 Olympics and his father's loving response. Read more

*2016 -- A Look ahead to the Book ahead*

- Randy is writing a book about his life experiences and the lessons they have taught him. Find out how you can see sneak previews! Read more

*Happy Holidays from 2020 Vision Quest!*

- Randy shares what he feels is the most precious gift of all this holiday season and the whole year. 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.