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Touch the Top of the World

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Touch the Top of the World by Erik Weihenmayer
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Mar 26, 2002 | ISBN 9780452282940

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“Moving and adventure-packed… eloquent… Weihenmayer tells his extraordinary story with humor, honesty and vivid detail, and his fortitude and enthusiasm are deeply inspiring. With the insightful intimacy of Tom Sullivan’s classic If You Could See What I Hear and the intensity of the best adventure narratives, Weihenmayer’s story will appeal to a broad audience.”—Publishers Weekly

“Weihenmayer is an extraordinary individual, adventurer, and athlete… This inspirational story is highly recommended.”—Library Journal

“Any fully sighted person might be proud of [Weihenmayer’s] feats; to have achieved them without sight is quite amazing.”—The Washington Post Book World

“An exciting, one-of-a-kind memoir that should appeal to lovers of man-against-nature stories… The word ‘inspiring’ is used far too often in book reviews, but here is one case where it really is appropriate.”—Booklist

“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


ESPN/Arthur Ashe Award WINNER

Free Spirit Award WINNER

Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award WINNER

Table Of Contents

Touch the Top of the WorldAcknowledgments
Introduction: McKinley’s Kahiltna Glacier

1. Quasimodo
2. A World In-Between
3. Helplessness
4. Faint Recognition
5. Blind Warriors
6. Wizard, the Chick Magnet
7. Flailing to Independence
8. Perceptions
9. Thirty Sets of Eyes
10. Blind Faith
11. Preparation
12. Zero Zero
13. “Big” Changes
14. Uhuru
15. Moving Through Darkness
16. The Nose
17. The Slag Heap
18. I Did Not Die
19. The Song of the Sirens


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