Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger on a mountain top.

Famed Deaf Mountaineers to Visit TLC for Special Community Presentation

October 19, 2023

The Learning Center for the Deaf will welcome Deaf mountaineers Shayna Unger and Scott Lehmann to Framingham for a special presentation of their remarkable journey over the past several years.

The event will be held Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 PM on TLC's campus; the public is welcome to attend. To register, please click here.

In 2015, Shayna and Scott scaled Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2020, they became the first all-deaf team to summit Aconcagua in South America. In 2021, they climbed Denali, becoming the first all-deaf team to reach the summit of North America’s tallest mountain. And in 2023, Shayna and Scott reached the top of Mount Everest, making remarkable history as only the third and fourth Deaf people to summit Mount Everest. Shayna is the first Deaf woman - ever - to achieve this accomplishment.

Born deaf, Shayna and Scott met when they attended the same deaf school; Scott was 17 and Shayna was 14. Both have master’s degrees and work as K-12 educators when not adventuring. Shayna Unger is also an Alumni of Marie Philip School at TLC.

Shayna and Scott will showcase their journey through interactive and inspirational tales, epic films, and photographs.

The presentation will be conducted in ASL with spoken English interpreting.