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A TRULY AMAZING BOOK .....,
By A Customer
This review is from: Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See (Hardcover)Erik Weihenmeyer has become the first blind man to conquer Mt.Everest in 2001. This book was written before that amazing feat and provides a deeply moving and inspirational account of his personal struggle trying to fit into society following the loss of his sight. He begins his story from his early childhood days up to the point where he eventually becomes drawn more and more towards the mountains. This book probes the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional facets of a remarkable man who does ordinary things in extraordinary ways. I would totally recommend this book to all mountaineering (The mountaineering accounts are simple and excellent) and non-mountaineering (He doesn't actually get into the mountaineering stuff until half-way through the book) enthusiasts alike. There are hidden gems in this book that will touch the deeper corners of the soul and move the hardest of hearts. It's an inspiration for everyone, especially for those of us who can see just as well.
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