By Erik Weihenmayer,Buddy Levy,Bob Woodruff
Erik Weihenmayer is the 1st and in simple terms blind individual to summit Mount Everest, the top aspect in the world. Descending conscientiously, he and his group picked their manner throughout deep crevasses and during the lethal Khumbu Icefall; while the mountain was once ultimately at the back of him, Erik knew he used to be going to dwell. His day trip chief slapped him at the again and stated whatever that will have an effect on the process Erik’s existence: “Don’t make Everest the best factor you ever do.”
No Barriers is Erik’s reaction to that problem. it's the relocating tale of his trip due to the fact descending Mount Everest: from best expeditions world wide with blind Tibetan childrens to aiding injured infantrymen climb their manner domestic from conflict, from adopting a son from Nepal to dealing with the main terrifying succeed in of his existence: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon.
Along the process Erik’s trip, he meets different trailblazers—adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists—who, regardless of trauma, difficulty, and loss, have damaged via obstacles in their personal. those pioneers convey Erik marvelous methods ahead that surpass common sense and defy conventional thinking.
Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by way of inexorable forces a long way underneath the outside, No Barriers is a dive into the guts and brain on the center of the turbulent human adventure. it really is an exploration of the sunshine that burns in we all, the hindrances that threaten to extinguish that gentle, and the treacherous ascent in the direction of progress and rebirth.
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No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer,Buddy Levy,Bob Woodruff