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Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Mans Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story

Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Mans Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story by Erik Weihenmayer 0452282942 9780452282940
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A vivid and compelling book. (Timemagazine) Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual impairment-and by a seeing world. He speaks movingly of the role his family played in his battle to break through the barriers of blindness: the mother who prayed for the miracle that would restore her sons sight and the father who encouraged him to strive for that distant mountaintop. And he tells the story of his dream to climb the worlds Seven Summits, and how he is turning that dream into astonishing reality (something fewer than a hundred mountaineers have done). From the snow-capped summit of McKinley to the towering peaks of Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro to the ultimate challenge, Mount Everest, this is a story about daring to dream in the face of impossible odds. It is about finding the courage to reach for that ultimate summit, and transforming your life into something truly miraculous. I admire you immensely. You are an inspiration to other blind people and plenty of folks who can see just fine. (Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air

Author: Erik Weihenmayer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 342

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: 2002-03-26

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ISBN: 0452282942


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