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The Summit - eBook
New Leaf Press / 2010 / ePub
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Follow in Alexander's footsteps as he guides people with disabilities to the world's highest peaks---including "the death zone" of Mt. Everest, Russia's Mt. Elbrus, and Africa's Kilimanjaro! You'll be awestruck by his accounts of extreme adventure and teamwork---and along the way you'll learn practical lessons about faith, perseverance, and courage. 224 pages, softcover from New Leaf.
"I have read several accounts of Everest climbs, but none gave me the "behind the scenes" view this book provides... Whether you get exercise climbing mountains or strolling shopping malls, you'll find your heart racing as you read The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone. If not, you should call 911 immediately and get checked for a pulse."
Its one of the greatest challenges one can face on Earth; an ascent to the top of the world on the slopes of Mount Everest. Eric Alexander experienced grace and a faith-empowering journey he will never forget as part of a record-setting team in May 2001, scaling the heights of Everest with his friend, blind climber Erik Weinhenmayer.
Here is the powerful story of Eric Alexander and his unique life journey of guiding people with disabilities to the most perilous places of the world, including Mount Everests first blind ascent. In The Summit: Faith Beyond Everests Death Zone you will follow in their historic footsteps, and learn about faith, trust, prayer, depending on God, as well as the perseverance needed during these climbs and in your own life. Be inspired and motivated by Erics insight, not simply to survive but to thrive every day in Gods grace.
Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25th, 2001, Eric and his team defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest, guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft. summit. In 2002, the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 ft., and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia. Eric shares this inspirational story with audiences all over the country, and when he is not traveling, he teaches disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado.
He directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors. Eric grew up in the Colorado Rockies and started climbing in his teens. He was a member of the University of Denver ski team, which led him to pursue work as a Ski Patrolman in Vail and the French Alps, as well as instructing at Beaver Creek Resort.
Eric has successfully climbed the highest point on six of the seven continents and led expeditions throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of the globe. He is the author of The Summit: Faith Beyond Everests Death Zone.
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