Touch the Top of the World

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Touch the Top of the World

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. 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 son's sight and the father who encouraged him to strive for that distant mountaintop. And he tells the story of his dream to climb the world's 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. "An inspiration to other blind people and plenty of us folks who can see just fine."—Jon Krakauer, New York Times bestselling author of Into Thin Air From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Touch the Top of the World
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Erik Weihenmayer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-26 - Publisher: Penguin

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. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting
The Top of the World
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Steve Jenkins
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-29 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In this stunning picture book, Steve Jenkins takes us to Mount Everest - exploring its history, geography, climate, and culture. This unique book takes readers on the ultimate adventure of climbing the great mountain. Travel along and learn what to pack for such a trek and the hardships one may
On Top of the World
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Luree Miller
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984-10-31 - Publisher: Mountaineers Books

* An astonishing tale of perseverance * Wonderful insight into 19th century Tibet * A moving tale of adventure and discovery In the late 1800's, when women were bound by both cumbersome clothing and strict Victorian morals, a small band of astonishing women explorers burst forth to claim the adventurous
Across the Top of the World
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: James Delgado
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-01 - Publisher: D & M Publishers

The centuries-long quest for the fabled Northwest Passage rivals the story of Antarctic exploration for heroism, drama, and tragedy. Expedition after expedition set off in search of a sea route connecting Europe with Asia's riches; each expedition suffered extreme hardship and ended in defeat, until Roald Amundsen finally succeeded in
On Top of the World
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Arjun Vajpai, Anu Kumar
Categories: Mountaineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-01 - Publisher: Penguin Books India

About the Book : - There was a statue of the Buddha at the summit, placed there by the Sherpas. I knelt down and bowed in front of it. I felt complete. When I looked around I felt I ruled the world, with the Himalayas stretching out below me and

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