No Barriers

A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer

  • Published: Oct 13, 2020

2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in Creative Nonfiction, and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) "A beautiful book about family and finding a way to... read more

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Details of No Barriers

Exact title of the book
No Barriers
Book author
Erik Weihenmayer
ISBN
9781250088802
Publisher
St. Martin's Publishing Group
Published
Feb 07, 2017
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
3888 kB

Some brief overview of book

2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in Creative Nonfiction, and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) "A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible." Brad Meltzer, NYT bestselling author Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Eriks life "Dont make Everest the greatest thing you ever do." No Barriers is Eriks response to that challenge.

It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Eriks journey, he meets other trailblazersadventurers, scientists, artists, and activistswho, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking.

Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent towards growth and rebirth.

About author

Weihenmayer is a bestselling author, athlete, adventurer, and motivational speaker. He is the author of the bestsellers Touch the Top of the World and The Adversity Advantage. He cofounded No Barriers USA, which empowers people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their very best to the world.

Erik lives in Colorado. Buddy Levy is an author, educator, journalist, and speaker. His books include Labyrinth of Ice, Conquistador, River of Darkness, Geronimo, and American Legend.

He is a Clinical Professor of English at Washington State University. He lives in Idaho.

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