Letters: Jul. 9, 2001

Blind to Failure

"Although he is blind, Erik Weihenmayer has shown us he has a clearer vision of human potential than most sighted people." ANWAR SURAHMAN Bogor, Indonesia

Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer's ascent of Mount Everest was a great achievement, the product of strength of character and a lifetime of determination [ADVENTURE, June 18]. He is an inspiration to all of us because he has not only lived with a disability but has pushed his boundaries, developed his strengths and excelled at physically challenging endeavors. He shows us that none of us, disabled or otherwise, should settle for mediocrity. We should...

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