LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to be a supporter of 2020 Vision Quest and their mission to inspire people to reach beyond adversity and achieve their highest goals. In addition to the recent sponsorship of 2020 Vision Quest's Peak Potential Dinner, Bank of New Hampshire's John Swenson, VP - Loan Serving Manager has also joined the 2020 Vision Quest Board of Directors.
On August 24, Randy and Quinn Pierce of 2020 Vision Quest climbed to the summit of Mt. Flume and back on a spectacular late-summer day, completing their original quest to climb the New Hampshire forty-eight 4,000' mountains. Their journey logged a total of over 340 trail miles and over 110,000 feet of elevation gain. The non-winter version of the NH 48—with its twisty, rocky, root-filled trails—holds plenty of challenge for the foot not guided by sight. But when the team stepped out of the woods and off the Liberty Spring trailhead that Saturday afternoon, this amazing accomplishment was in the books. Randy is the first blind person ever to complete this feat, and Quinn the first Guide Dog.
The accomplishment actually means that they completed their second round of these mountains in 37 months, as the team used the easier footing of winter in their historic single-winter-season summit of all these peaks from December 21, 2011 through March 10, 2012.