Supported by Ahnu, blind hiker Trevor Thomas and his team, Team Farsight, have just completed a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike. The 2,800-mile expedition is the first on record to be accomplished by a sightless person.
Thomas and his team used Ahnu's rugged hike and cross-terrain products.
Thomas and a small support group of backcountry enthusiasts – known as Team Farsight – completed the 6-month PCT thru-hike Sept. 25, 2010. Hiking from Mexico to Canada, the four-person team relied on Ahnu footwear to safely and comfortably guide their steps as they passed through some of the most demanding terrain on the planet.
An experienced expedition athlete, Thomas is now the first blind person to thru-hike both the PCT and the Appalachian Trail. In 2008, Thomas became the first sightless person to make an unassisted thru-hike of the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. Thomas, 40, lost his sight five years ago to a rare eye disease.
“Trevor is a true inspiration to both the blind and sighted communities. Wee are incredibly proud to support him and Team Farsight with the footwear they needed to accomplish such a rigorous mission,” said Ahnu Footwear founder and President Jim Van Dine.