Wellman has inspired millions across the country and throughout
the world. His courage and determination have been acclaimed
on national television, congressional commendation, and at meetings
with two Presidents of the United States. He is a pioneering
force in the disabled freedom movement, but his message is not
just for the disabled, it's for everyone with difficult problems
at work, home or in their everyday lives.
strives to let his audiences know that with hard work and willpower,
anyone, whether disabled or able-bodied, can overcome obstacles
and reach new heights
"Mark offers a unique blend of plain talk, lessons on life, and
an unparalleled display of
physical strength channeled into a singular objective which is
His message is balanced and timely in our world of conflicting
priorities, frustration and stress."
J. Lucas Lexmark
knows the pain of loss. And he knows what it takes to recover
and reach new heights, regardless of the barriers. As a
motivational speaker and an extreme athlete, Mark's enthusiasm
and positive attitude deliver a powerful message to his
give up and never give in!"
No Barriers presentation consists of Mark's inspirational
story of a life-threatening climbing accident, resulting
in paraplegia, and his struggle to regain his spirit and
strength and to ultimately realize that his adversity was
a starting point rather than a finish line. Mark shares
some exceptional footage from his video, 'No Barriers,'
and continues to move his audience as he presents dramatic
documentation of his historic climbs of El Capitan and Half
Dome in Yosemite National Park, and of the Trans-Sierra
Crossing. Mark encourages his audience by showing them what
is possible when you refuse to be held back.
presentations also include slide shows which give the viewer
a comprehensive example of how various equipment such as
bicycles, skis, dry-land trainers and climbing apparatus
can be adapted to suit a variety of needs for the disabled.
the latest technology in materials and biomechanical concepts,
Mark has developed and adapted custom equipment to allow the disabled
to enjoy the mountains, rivers, and trails. Mark has instructed
and assisted in many climbing seminars throughout the country.
His expertise and knowledge has led him to become one of the most
highly recognized adaptive climbing instructors today. With the
help of equipment experts, he has developed various types of adaptive
climbing equipment to help hundreds of disabled climbers achieve
their personal goals.
corporations and associations have a theme or special topic to
focus on during their conference. Recognizing this need, Mark
tailors his presentations to fit an organization's unique goals
Wellman lives and trains in Truckee, California where he owns
and operates his business, NO LIMITS. When not at home, he tours
throughout the country delivering his message of "No Barriers"
to schools, colleges, rehabilitation centers and corporate America.
He has become a nationally-known influence for the disabled and
able-bodied alike. With his dynamic style and bold determination,
Mark continues to encourage his audiences to fulfill their dreams,
by finding their personal way of reaching for higher goals to