ABOUT THE MOVIE
BLIND COURAGE is an Adventure-biography based on the true-story of former alcoholic and social outcast, Bill Irwin, and his quest to hike the 2100 mile Appalachian Trail despite the fact that he cannot see. Using his faith in God and the instincts of his guide dog, Bill Irwin, a blindman attempting to hike the entire Appalachian trail in a single hiking season, looks back on his life pulling from the lessons he learned coping with the effects of his blindness to give him the courage he needs to make it to the finish line at Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
About The Real Bill Irwin
In 1990, Bill Irwin became the first and only blind person to have completed the 2,168 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine without human assistance. He had no maps, no GPS, no compass back then… just his faithful friend, a guide dog named Orient. This humble man and his dog, who became known as The Orient Express, sent shock waves around the world forming a legacy that 25 years later continues to inspire, entertain and motivate thousands.
“… an inspirational example of COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE” – USA TODAY