The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone

The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone

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by Eric Alexander
     
 

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“I have read several accounts of Everest climbs, but none gave me the "behind the scenes" view this book provides... Whether you get exercise climbing mountains or strolling shopping malls, you'll find your heart racing as you read The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone. If not, you should call 911 immediately and get checked for a pulse.”
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“I have read several accounts of Everest climbs, but none gave me the "behind the scenes" view this book provides... Whether you get exercise climbing mountains or strolling shopping malls, you'll find your heart racing as you read The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone. If not, you should call 911 immediately and get checked for a pulse.”
- Philip Yancey

It’s one of the greatest challenges one can face on Earth; an ascent to the top of the world on the slopes of Mount Everest. Eric Alexander experienced grace and a faith-empowering journey he will never forget as part of a record-setting team in May 2001, scaling the heights of Everest with his friend, blind climber Erik Weinhenmayer.

  • Experience some of the most dangerous locations in the world, including abject terror on Amadablam, a blind ski descent of Russia’s Mount Elbrus, and up Kilimanjaro in Africa with four blind teens
  • Gain wisdom in the application of trust, courage, innovation, teamwork, leadership, and integrity to overcome your own Everests
  • Discover practical faith lessons learned on the highest peaks of six continents

Here is the powerful story of Eric Alexander and his unique life journey of guiding people with disabilities to the most perilous places of the world, including Mount Everest’s first blind ascent. In The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone you will follow in their historic footsteps, and learn about faith, trust, prayer, depending on God, as well as the perseverance needed during these climbs and in your own life. Be inspired and motivated by Eric’s insight, not simply to survive but to thrive every day in God’s grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614580232
Publisher:
New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
439,933
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Alexander, skier, climber, and mountaineer is achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own. On May 25th, 2001, Eric and his team defied the odds and scaled Mt. Everest, guiding his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to its lofty 29,035 ft. summit. In 2002, the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 ft., and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia. Eric shares this inspirational story with audiences all over the country, and when he is not traveling, he teaches disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado.

He directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that educates and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors. Eric grew up in the Colorado Rockies and started climbing in his teens. He was a member of the University of Denver ski team, which led him to pursue work as a Ski Patrolman in Vail and the French Alps, as well as instructing at Beaver Creek Resort.

Eric has successfully climbed the highest point on six of the seven continents and led expeditions throughout Europe, North America, South America, the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of the globe. He is the author of The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone.

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onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
If you want the experience of a lifetime, read Eric Alexander's book, The Summit, his account of climbing Mt. Everest while guiding his blind friend, Erik Weihenmayer. Only thing better would be to do the climb yourself! Eric's book is full of the excitement, dangers, health issues, blinding snowstorms, etc., all while out on the ledges of Mt. Everest and other mountains, either walking, climbing, or tented down in camp. This experience is not for the timid, faint-of-heart, or those terrified of heights. Eric talks about the trial run the team goes through, feeling out the abilities, shortcomings, disappointments, and camaraderie of each team member to see if they are compatible for the trip. Team members have to work as a team or fail. They find themselves a fit! As treacherous as it is climbing Mt. Everest to the highest point of 29,035 feet, there are "Everest's" in everyone's life. The goal of the 'Everests' in your lives is to focus on what God is trying to teach you through it all-trust, faith, prayer, depending on God, and perseverance. Eric helps you achieve these goals through his Deadpoint Reflections: 1) the Crux (struggle examples), 2) the Hold (an answer to the Crux), and 3) the Anchor (the Support, should the Hold fail). These sections are at the end of each chapter with the purpose of supplying you with the 'how-to' applications to your own life's "Everests." Climbing mountains-what a high-test way to teach us Spiritual truths! Yet this is Eric's goal as a believer in Jesus. It's not enough just to climb the mountains, it's to learn to trust God for our lives here on earth and eternally, attaining the likeness of His Son. Eric's book is a wonderful tool to inspire leadership teams, men's groups, youth, and anyone who wants to grow in their faith and conquer what seems impossible with the help of Christ. Eric addresses commitment, priorities, vision, and servant leadership in the book. Just as a climb to the top of Mt Everest is a step-by-step process, I've found that walking with the Lord is a similar step-by-step process, one I need to keep learning until my life here is over. The main goal is trusting the Lord for each step. The photography is exhilarating, somehow making me wish I could do this, as I love hiking and climbing. It's that snow, ice and steep, almost vertical climbs that make me think otherwise! How about you? This book was provided by New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.