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Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age ofBut 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 turned that dream into astonishing reality, something fewer thanmountaineers have achieved 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 transform your life into something truly miraculous


15 thoughts on “Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Erik Weihenmayer, Nick Sullivan, Blackstone Audio, Inc.: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Nic Oldham Nic Oldham says:

    Excellent


  2. Jo Morgan Jo Morgan says:

    Inspiring book Fantastic value


  3. peter organ peter organ says:

    top goods top seller


  4. Jeanne d'Arc Jeanne d'Arc says:

    A Blind Man s Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye can see is excellent writing A description of the authors long way to self improvement and growth Easy and rewarding reading.


  5. lawyeraau lawyeraau says:

    The author, who is totally blind, gives the reader his life story Told with humor, he regales the reader with insights into his early life, when he could still see, and describes how his gradual loss of sight impacted on how the world perceived him Fighting all his life against stereotypic notions that the sighted population has about those who are blind, the author has proven that those who are blind can do just about anything a sighted person can do They just go about doing it in a slightly different way.It is truly amazing that the author climbs mountains, because in order for him to do so, he must climb with others in whom he can place his complete and absolute trust To some extent, he must rely upon them for precise descriptions of the terrain that lies before him He also sometimes requires them to direct him accurately Often, accurate directions and descriptions of the terrain are all that lies between the author and a precipitous drop of several thousand feet I marvel that anyone would dare to venture up a mountain they cannot see in the traditional sense The author has nerves of steel and is blessed with a very supportive and loving family.Yet, he climbs, not for the visual beauty of the mountains, but for the sense of freedom that it gives For him, the mountains he climbs are a reassurance that he is just like everyone else They are also trophies He is working on climbing the seven summits, the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents At present, he has reached the summit of four of them I hope that he will reach his goal.The author is a very handsome, athletic and driven young man, and I give him a lot of credit for that drive and athleticism When one reads his book, the reader realizes just how much it took for him to be able to do what he has done What he has accomplished has flown into the face of conventional wisdom and traditional expectations of one who is blind His story is unique in that he alone has made it so He is a shining example of a person who will not let others dictate the parameters of his life Yet, at the same time, he occasionally comes across as somewhat unfeeling of others and a bit shallow Those who read the book will, undoubtedly, know what I mean Nonetheless, he is certainly to be credited for expanding common perceptions of what the blind are capable of achieving.Good luck, Erik, on all your future endeavors


  6. lawyeraau lawyeraau says:

    The author, who is totally blind, gives the reader his life story Told with humor, he regales the reader with insights into his early life, when he could still see, and describes how his gradual loss of sight impacted on how the world perceived him Fighting all his life against stereotypic notions that the sighted population has about those who are blind, the author has proven that those who are blind can do just about anything a sighted person can do They just go about doing it in a slightly different way.It is truly amazing that the author climbs mountains, because in order for him to do so, he must climb with others in whom he can place his complete and absolute trust To some extent, he must rely upon them for precise descriptions of the terrain that lies before him He also sometimes requires them to direct him accurately Often, accurate directions and descriptions of the terrain are all that lies between the author and a precipitous drop of several thousand feet I marvel that anyone would dare to venture up a mountain they cannot see in the traditional sense The author has nerves of steel and is blessed with a very supportive and loving family.Yet, he climbs, not for the visual beauty of the mountains, but for the sense of freedom that it gives For him, the mountains he climbs are a reassurance that he is just like everyone else They are also trophies He is working on climbing the seven summits, the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents At present, he has reached the summit of four of them I hope that he will reach his goal.The author is a very handsome, athletic and driven young man, and I give him a lot of credit for that drive and athleticism When one reads his book, the reader realizes just how much it took for him to be able to do what he has done What he has accomplished has flown into the face of conventional wisdom and traditional expectations of one who is blind His story is unique in that he alone has made it so He is a shining example of a person who will not let others dictate the parameters of his life Yet, at the same time, he occasionally comes across as somewhat unfeeling of others and a bit shallow Those who read the book will, undoubtedly, know what I mean Nonetheless, he is certainly to be credited for expanding common perceptions of what the blind are capable of achieving.Good luck, Erik, on all your future endeavors


  7. Cliente reference-collections.co Cliente reference-collections.co says:

    questo libro l ho preso per mia figlia che le serviva per le vacanze come libro di lettura arrivato puntualissimo,grazie


  8. anushtaras anushtaras says:

    Inspiring book must read


  9. L. Lister L. Lister says:

    This riveting autobiography is a must read for everyone I read it several years ago and just purchased this copy for my brother He read the title, then he read the subtitle, and then he looked at me, and asked the obvious question, Why This book tells you why and wakes up you in the process It is written in an engaging manner and, unlike 99% of the autobiographies out there, it keeps you turning the pages to learn .Eric Wiehenmeyer is an inspiration to us all.


  10. Gisella Patharkar Gisella Patharkar says:

    It describes his resistance to accepting his becoming blind at first, while in high school, but also his determination to learn to climb many different mountains in preparation for the climbing of Mount Everest.He did this to promote matters for the blind,to show that despite their blindness they really can do than they think It also stressed the importance of true team work and showed the love and support of his father, wife, brother and others.


  11. Bruce Bruce says:

    I ve heard Erik speak and read his book of his Grand Canyon expedition.but this puts it all in perspective Him struggling as a teenager losing his sight, then his mother Then trying to get employed before finding love and his place in the elite mountain climbing community Truly a remarkable story.


  12. Onikaze Onikaze says:

    About eight months ago from the time of writing this review my wife lost her eyesight Knowing about Erik Weihenmayer from a Travel Channel special that included a segment about his leading the Global Explorers annual trek to Machu Picchu, I actually wrote his website in the hopes of getting someone there to give me ideas about how to help my wife enjoy the outdoors again Little did I know I d be hearing from Mr Weihenmayer himself He was truly gracious and helpful, and both he and some other folks from his site and Global Explorers suggested I give this book a look.I purchased this along with Sabriye Tenberken s My Path Leads to Tibet What I was hoping for was not so much the usual inspirational stories that make soccer moms cry when Oprah tells them to read this book but the day to day details that would give me insights into what my wife was experiencing and what I could do to help Tibet provided some details, but didn t really cover a lot about how a person deals with losing their eyesight or what they learn about to adapt.Mr Weihenmayer s book, however, provides a LOT of details about how he felt as he lost his sight and some decent information about how he learned t adapt In fact, I used several of the things he mentions in his book to help my wife start adjusting For example, he describes how his mother would make him put away the groceries that he liked fruit, cereal, cookies, etc so he knew exactly where they were On our next grocery trip, I laid out all of the foods that were mostly hers, or that she used a lot, and let her put them away Those of us that have family and friends that have lost their eyesight, there can be a line to walk between wanting to limit their challenges as they adapt and thrusting challenges upon them so that they CAN adapt This book provides enough insight into some of the challenges that can be helpful that it can give the reader ideas about how to help their blind friends and or family.Likewise, Mr Weihenmayer describes his adjustment to losing his eyesight with a combination of humor and bluntness that people who have lost their eyesight can sympathize one moment and laugh the next I tracked down a copy on tape for my wife, and we actually listened to it while driving back and forth from the school for the blind she will be attending to learn the adaptive skills and technologies needed to get back into her career It helped provide her with the understanding that her feelings, frustration, anger, and such were normal that she was not the only one that had had these thoughts or moments We re so inundated with mental pablum from the Lifetime and Hallmark channels made for TV movies about such things that many think they re supposed to face loosing their eyesight with the quiet, southern belleesque dignity of Scarlet O Hara or some garbage No There s times you want to bawl your eyes out and yell, This sucks Why me And that s okay.Mr Weihenmayer s book helps show that such moments are perfectly normal But he also shows how people eventually move on and learn to reclaim their lives It should be noted, however, that the American Foundation for the Blind s credo mentions in part that, while there are exceptional people like Mr Weihenmayer, the accomplishments of normal blind people are no less extraordinary You don t have to climb Mt Everest to be exceptional or inspirational as a blind person Simply reclaiming your life as a human being in a world that is still rather unfriendly to blind people seriously you re set for life if your 400lbs and need a scooter, but you re still pretty much on your own if your blind is no less awe inspiring than climbing a mountain.If you know someone that has gone blind, or if you yourself have gone blind, pick up this book Honestly I found the day to day details interesting and helpful than the latter one third that focused mostly on his climbing But, that s because the first half to two thirds focused on the stuff I was actually reading it for.


  13. Barb in Griffin Barb in Griffin says:

    This is an awesome look at a life lived that I can t even begin to relate to 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.His writing style is enjoyable to read and includes great stories about himself, friends and family I highly recommend this book and will read everything that Erik writes.


  14. Goalie Glenn Goalie Glenn says:

    This is just a terrific book, filled with humor, wisdom, pathos and adventure The author poignantly describes his childhood descent into blindness, his efforts to ignore it, his initial rebelliousness, and his gradual coming to terms with his handicap Before long, the reader, like Erik, no longer sees blindness as a handicap, but as one of many hurdles life tosses in our way It is certainly less of a burden to him than was the sudden, tragic death of his mother, which he movingly addresses and comes to terms with He finds purpose to his life, he finds love, and he finds friendship and adventure on the mountains that he climbs Buy this book and give it to any friend who has an inclination toward self pity, and it may change their life Read it and be inspired by the resiliency and strength of the human spirit.


  15. Desroda Desroda says:

    very well written, he is clever, funny, inspiring, etc As recently diagnosed with eye cancer and losing some of my vision, and being a recreational hiker, his story is easy to connect with, but anyone could connect with him, as his take away points are relevent to all of us.