Eric Alexander, of Vail, Col., a mountaineer and motivational speaker who reached the summit of Mount Everest with Erik Weihhenmayer, the first blind person to climb Everest, speaks to a group of middle school students at the Community School of Naples on Tuesday morning. Alexander talked about the importance of confidence, having goals, surrounding yourself with good people, and having strong character as he showed highlights of the famed 2001 Everest expedition.

Photo by TRISTAN SPINSKI, Daily News

Eric Alexander, of Vail, Col., a mountaineer and motivational speaker who reached the summit of Mount Everest with Erik Weihhenmayer, the first blind person to climb Everest, speaks to a group of middle school students at the Community School of Naples on Tuesday morning. Alexander talked about the importance of confidence, having goals, surrounding yourself with good people, and having strong character as he showed highlights of the famed 2001 Everest expedition.

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