No Barriers

No Barriers

A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

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"No Barriers is about my journey since coming down from Mt. Everest in 2001, and the path to where I am today. It is the story of my own life, the personal and professional struggles in the pursuit of growth, learning, and family, as well as a dream to kayak one of the world's great rivers as a blind athlete. It is also about the many people I've encountered along the way who possess what I call a "No Barriers" mindset, who live a No Barriers life. It highlights these pioneers who give those around them the courage to do great things. People who have risked failure, transcended their personal barriers, and shown others a way forward: scientists and innovators, artists and musicians, climbers and adventurers, activists and soldiers. No Barriers is a way ofliving, and it exists in all of us, like a deep internal light. But sometimes through trauma, loss, isolation, and disillusionment, people get shoved into a dark place, and that light is almost extinguished. Making hard choices is what feeds that light,and becomes the energy we need to propel us forward. This book is about making the hard choices to fuel that flickering light, so that we can ignite with purpose and become our very best selves"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250088789
125008878X
9781250088802
Branch Call Number: 797.1224
Characteristics: xvi, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Levy, Buddy 1960-- Author

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TacomaLibrary Oct 25, 2017

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. Hi... Read More »


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