We all have an Everest~What’s yours?
Book and calendar blurb:
It’s one of the greatest challenges one can face on earth–an ascent to the top of the world on the slopes of Mt. Everest . Eric Alexander experienced grace and a faith-empowering journey he will never forget as part of a record-setting team, who on May 25, 2001, scaled the heights of Mt. Everest, while guiding his friend, blind climber Erik Weihenmayer, to a lofty height of 29,035 feet! In 2002, the pair traveled to Russia and climbed Mt. Elbrus at 18,500 feet, and again found success on Mt. Kosciusko, Australia.
Along with this exciting adventure, you will experience some of the most dangerous locations in the world, including ‘abject terror’ on Ama Dablam, a blind ski descent of Russia’s 18,500-foot Mt. Elbrus in 2002. and climb up Kilimanjaro in Africa with four blind teens.
Climb in Eric’s footsteps as he guides people with disabilities to the most perilous places in the world and conquers what seems impossible! Eric is a skier, climber, and mountaineer, achieving his goals while playing an instrumental role in helping others to achieve their own.
Eric shares this inspirational story with audiences all over the country, and when he is not traveling, he continues to teach disabled skiers in Vail, Colorado. He directs Adventures Beyond Limits, an organization that directs and encourages youth with disabilities in the outdoors.
-Thrilling, adventure-packed gripping details of journeys around the world
-Inspiring testimony of one man’s blind journey to the top of Mt. Everest and the team who guided him there
-Courageous faith-filled stories with disable teammates
-True-life examples of sacrifice to ensure others attain their goals
-The character and integrity needed to conquer your own ‘Everests’ in life
-Gaining wisdom in the application of trust, courage, innovation, teamwork, leadership, and integrity to overcome your own ‘Everests’
-Discovering practical faith lessons learned on the highest peaks of six continents
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.
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?
Share the Summit Video Contest:
New Leaf Publishing Group is giving away 2 Kindles, both with The Summit already on it.
Share the excitement of the new book,The Summit:Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone!Post the Video Book trailer on facebook, twitter, your blog, etc. Each time you report your post at this link, you will be entered to win a Kindle with The with The Summit already on it.
The winner will be chosen and announced at HigherSummits.com on November 23rd.
One Kindle will go to a blogger/book reviewer who generates the most social media posts of the video book trailer. The other Kindle will go to one randomly selected person who posts the video.
To enter the contest, please complete this form each time you post. Post the video in as many places as possible and often.
- Connect with Eric Alexander at www.highersummits.com
- The book is published by New Leaf Press, an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group
- Share The Summit Video contest
**Radio guest interview:
Eric Alexander, the author of The Summit, was featured was the guest of Ryan Dobson & Toben Heim on Grounded Talk Radio.
Link for Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yRiFcpKACg.
Link to enter to win: http://bit.ly/isharedthesummit
Eric will be a guest on the 700 Club program on January 4th which will air at