The Braille Monitor July 2003
John Brennan, the NFB staff member with primary responsibility for this memorable evening, introduces Maurice Peret to the audience. Maurice was the Federationist who climbed to the Everest base camp with the team to assist with communications during the weeks they were on the mountain.
Everest team leader Pasquale Scaturro presents Dr. Maurer with the actual permit issued by the Nepal authorities to the NFB 2001 Everest Expedition.
The evening of May 22 the IMAX theater at the Maryland Science Center was the scene of a sell-out viewing of Farther Than the Eye Can See, the documentary film telling the story of the NFB 2001 Everest Expedition, in which Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest. Blind and sighted, very young and fairly old, people from across the community clearly enjoyed the film of this heart-stopping adventure.