A remarkable true story of commitment, perseverance and the will to survive. Bill Irwin is the only blind person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, through fourteen states, along 2,168.9 miles.
Bill was an angry, middle-aged man with few prospects and fewer friends. His four marriages had failed. He was an alcoholic, a five-pack-a-day smoker, a manipulator, a user, and a rare eye disease had left him blind and embittered. But the Bill Irwin who sat alone night after night drinking himself into oblivion, who refused to get a Seeing Eye dog because it might inhibit his amorous pursuits, became a hero.
In 1990, Bill Irwin, with his Seeing Eye dog Orient, became the first and only blind person to have completed the 2,168 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine without human assistance or companionship. He had no maps, no GPS, no compass back then. Hiking alone with his amazing dog guide Orient.
Release Date: (DVD) Fall 2015
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