Dec 08 2010

He Scaled Everest ... With A Blind Man!

 

Scaling Everest is an amazing, death-defying feat ... how about doing it while guiding a blind man?!  That's exactly what skier, climber and mountaineer Eric Alexander did when he guided Erik Weihenmayer to the summit of Everest - making Weihenmayer the first and only blind man to make it to the top of Everest!

Defying the odds and naysayers, Eric Alexander says that helping someone else achieve their dreams provided the motivation to complete the 2-and-a-half-month long climb.  And in the process, he was able to achieve his dreams.

In addition to being a mountain climber, Eric tours the country as a motivational speaker (he also has upcoming appearance on the 700 Club on January 4) - For more on Eric, check out his site www.highersummits.com

 

Comments (5) -

12/8/2010 7:30:14 AM
Jodi United States
Jodi
This is great that you posted this and are interviewing this amazing man.  I taught 5th grade for three years and the kids learned about Eric during a unit in our reading text having to do with overcoming fears and challenges.  In the end, I think he was quite an inspiration to many!
12/8/2010 8:40:00 AM
Eric Alexander United States
Eric Alexander
Thanks Lisa and Eric for having me on your morning show today. It was great meeting you and I am looking forward to our climb this winter. I'll be praying for you program to continue to touch lives.
12/8/2010 8:54:56 AM
mark kraakevik United States
mark kraakevik
I was thrilled to drive my kid to school this morning listening to your story.  Eric is a great guy with an amazing story, and I am glad you had him on your show.  God bless.
12/9/2010 10:52:27 AM
Rolanda Jeffrey United States
Rolanda Jeffrey
It was wonderful to hear this story again from a different perspective.  I learned about it last winter in my Leadership class.  Its not just about what a man can do but about what God puts in us.  There is so much more we can do with God.  It was great to hear that Eric Alexander is a brother in Christ.  
12/9/2010 3:07:00 PM
Jess United States
Jess
This reminded me of this! Check it out at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI
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