Climbing Mountains: An Interview with Erik Weihenmayer
Interview (nonfiction) 2,346 words, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 870L.Erik Weihenmayer lost his sight when he was thirteen. Despite his blindness, he went on to climb the Seven Summits of the world as an adult. Readers learn about the dedication and work required to prepare for a climb, the dangers faced by mountain climbers, and how a blind person "sees" the world. Erik also shares his passion for helping and inspiring others. Photographs, charts, and Web sources support the text.
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