Ed Smith with his sister Harriet Smith. See SWNS story SWLNclimb; A devoted brother climbed a Thai mountain blindfold during a three-day challenge to find out what his "incredible" sister who was born without sight faces everyday. Brave Ed Smith, 21, said it was pretty special to walk in the footsteps of his sibling, Harriet Smith, 31, while admitting the hair-raising feat was terrifying at times. The student set out on the 72-hour adventure with his girlfriend Eimear Pickstone, 21, who helped him traverse rain-drenched mountains and bustling cities last month. And during the epic voyage, his eyes were even covered when Eimear accidentally spun their pick-up truck off the road, leaving him scared for his life.