This book is his memoir of growing up, becoming blind, and the struggle of pushing the limitations that society sometimes imposes on those who are blind. This breathtaking story follows Erik's journey from the time he was a three-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare eye disease through his childhood when his parents challenged him to live a normal life despite his limiting handicap. In fact, I used several of the things he mentions in his book to help my wife start adjusting. A summit exists in our hearts and minds. About Touch the Top of the World The incredible bestselling book from the author of No Barriers and The Adversity Advantage Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. ـ احساس میکنم اونطور که باید، حق مطلب رو ادا نکردم اما امیدوارم مطالعه این کتاب براتون لذت و انگیزه به همراه داشته باشه.
What an amazing man who, although he is totally blind, but with his exceptional character, determination and will along with support and assistance of amazing friends, has climbed to the tops some of the world's most deadly mountains. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. More on Erik:A former middle school teacher and wrestling coach, Erik is one of the most exciting and well-known athletes in the world. 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. With the insightful intimacy of Tom Sullivan's classic If You Could See What I Hear and the intensity of the best adventure narratives, Weihenmayer's story will appeal to a broad audience.
Before long, the reader, like Erik, no longer sees blindness as a handicap, but as one of many hurdles life tosses in our way. Two weeks before Erik lost his sight completely, his parents began the process of getting divorced, his mother got drunk, drove her car into a stone wall in town and died. But my supervisors really like the book, so it is going to be an assigned book. The film also stars Bruce Campbell Burn Notice , Kate Greenhouse, and Sarah Manninen. She surprised me recently with a signed copy of this book. I may be biased, but when people say they summit mountains for the view, I don't believe them.
This is the text that will appear on the about page and should be a description of what this topic is. The book is mainly about climbing mountains, and the main guy just happens to be blind. It is far more than a memoir it is an adventure story that still leaves many of us who are sighted admiring how he and his companions perservered. The film follows Weihenmayer's life up to his greatest triumph, showing how he achieved his goals. Total runtime is 89 minutes. Later, when Weihenmayer overcame insurmountable odds and scaled Mount Everest, his stunning achievement served as an inspiration to both his community, and other vision impaired athletes as well.
The book is mainly about climbing mountains, and the main guy just happens to be blind. Fav quotation This guy Erik is so legit. I hope he writes more about the climbs he did after this book. Although inspiring, I thought that it kind of drug on a little too much before get to his early adventures in climbing. I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the book. All of us can learn to reach for things we seem to think inpossible.
Thirty Sets of Eyes 10. 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. Weihenmayer was just three years old when he learned that he suffered from an eye disease that would ultimately rob him of sight. Starring Peter Facinelli, Bruce Campbell, Kate Greenhouse Director Peter Winther Special Features: Full Frame, 1. He also completed the Seven Summits, joining 150 mountaineers who have accomplished that feat, but the only climber who was blind. This poignant and optimistic tack in lieu of other family tragedy would encourage anyone and perhaps have them closing the book and more grateful of what they do have.
This is an awesome look at a life lived that I can't even begin to relate to. It is about finding the courage to reach for that ultimate summit, and transforming your life into something truly miraculous. His over the top detailed explanations were too much. Please refer to wikipedia for a good example of how an about description might look. Not for me, thank you very much. Surprisingly will written and worth the read.
Although there was a lot of flailing and struggle in those early days, the freedom of attacking a challenge and problem solving my way through it invigorated me and helped me to feel less trapped by blindness. I don't have a desire to climb mountains, and after reading this book I have less of a desire to climb mountains, if that is possible. I've seen two documentaries about Erik Weihenmayer and his mountain climbing, but it will be interesting to more of his background story. I highly recommend this book and will read everything that Erik writes. و مدرکی مسلم براین است که زندگیمان بامعناست.
But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. Although he is blind, he does not give up easily when faced with a challenge. Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. Follow along as Erik Weihenmayer's obsession to master the summit inspires his community and an entire generation of vision-impaired athletes. After that, I took off and easily kept hold of my interest.