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For the bookshelf: The Summit

Book cover of "The Summit" by Eric AlexanderThe Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone

By Eric Alexander

New Leaf Publishing Group, 2010


In 2001, DU alumnus Eric Alexander (BA ’92) successfully led blind climber Erik Weihenmayer to the summit of Mount Everest. The Summit details that climb and chronicles Alexander’s adventures guiding people with disabilities as they overcome some of the world’s most perilous peaks. Along the way, Alexander shares lessons in faith, trust, prayer and perseverance.


Alexander — an avid skier, climber and mountaineer — founded the nonprofit Higher Summits to help physically disabled teens experience outdoor adventure. He’s a popular motivational speaker as well and teaches disabled skiers in Vail, Colo., where he lives.


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