Blind Climber Erik Weihenmayer Presents 'Touch The Top Of The World' Slide Show at Denver's Paramount Theather
First Blind Climber to summit Mount Everest will recount the successful NFB
expedition in the company of Pasquale Scatturo, Brad Bull, Jeff Evans, and
DENVER, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday September 26th at 7:30 PM, Eastern Mountain Sports will host Erik Weihenmayer at Denver's Paramount Theater for an evening of slides and stories about one of the most successful expeditions to Mount Everest in mountaineering history. Weihenmayer is the first blind climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and will be sharing his recent experience of climbing the world's highest peak without the sense of sight. Sponsored by the National Federation for the Blind, Weihenmayer and team reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 25th, 2001. Tickets to the show are now available for $12.00 at Ticketmaster outlets and at all Front Range Eastern Mountain Sports store locations in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Littleton, and Westminster. Proceeds will benefit the National Federation for the Blind. Joining Weihenmayer will be expedition leader Pasquale Scatturo and team members Brad Bull, Jeff Evans, and Charley Mace. The oldest person to reach the summit, 64 year-old Sherman Bull, was also part of the 19-person NFB team, the largest party to summit Everest as a group. The successful ascent will be chronicled in a documentary film to be released by the National Federation for the Blind, and is the basis of Weihenmayer's recently released book "Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See". Weihenmayer will be signing copies of his book immediately following the slide presentation. Residing in Golden, Weihenmayer trained for the Everest climb on the stairs of Denver's Norwest building and among the foothills and summits of Colorado's 14,000 ft peaks. Many of the expedition team members are also Colorado natives and residents, and Erik describes the unique sense of camaraderie that developed while training together. "The team developed a kind of spirit I hadn't seen or heard about on previous Everest expeditions, particularly the year of the '96 disaster", said Weihenmayer. "Our ages ranged from 27-64, and we all came from such diverse backgrounds. A doctor, a geophysicist, an architect, a ski instructor. There were no egos or superstars on the team. Just a bunch of friends who seemed to have one vision: to take care of each other". Eastern Mountain Sports is one of the nation's leading specialty retailers of outdoor clothing and equipment, operating 86 stores primarily throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Colorado. To locate an EMS store, call 1-888-INFO-EMS or log on to www.emsonline.com. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X75728075
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