Touch the top of the world
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New York, N.Y. : Dutton, ©2001.
Format
Book
ISBN
0525945784, 9780525945789
Physical Desc
304 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Adult (4th Floor) - Biography
BIO Weihenmayer
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Published
New York, N.Y. : Dutton, ©2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0525945784, 9780525945789
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 7.1, 19 Points

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The incredible, inspiring story of world-class climber Erik Weihenmayer, from the terrible diagnosis that foretold of the loss of his eyesight, to his dream to climb mountains, and finally his quest to reach each of the Seven Summits. Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would progressively unravel his retinas. Erik learned from doctors that he was destined to lose his sight by age thirteen. Yet from early on, he was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling, exciting life. In Touch the Top of the World, Erik recalls his struggle to push past the limits placed 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; the father who encouraged him to strive for that unreachable mountaintop. Erik was the first blind man to summit McKinley. Soon he became the first blind person to scale the infamous 3000-foot rock wall of El Capitan and then Argentina's Aconcagua, the highest peak outside of Asia. He was married to his longtime sweetheart at 13,000 feet on the Shira Plateau on his way to Kilimanjaro's summit, and recently Erik scaled Polar Circus, the 30,000-foot vertical ice wall in Alberta, Canada. Erik's story is about having the vision to dream big; the courage to reach for near impossible goals; and the grit, determination, and ingenuity to transform our lives into "something miraculous."

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Weihenmayer, E. (2001). Touch the top of the world . Dutton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Weihenmayer, Erik. 2001. Touch the Top of the World. Dutton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Weihenmayer, Erik. Touch the Top of the World Dutton, 2001.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Weihenmayer, Erik. Touch the Top of the World Dutton, 2001.

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