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Friday, January 13, 2006

Blind Man on Mount Everest

Erik Weihenmayer was born with a genetic eye disease. He lost his eyesight at age 13. Three years later, at a camp for the blind, he fell in love with mountain climbing. In 2001, Erik climbed Mount Everest. What an achievement!

Read more about Erik Weihenmayer.

Erik is author of the book "Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Further than the Eye can See: My Story - by Erik Weihenmayer". Highly recommended.