Erik Weihenmayer wrote the story “Everest” about reaching the summit of Mount Everest as a blind person. Weihenmayer has taken many risks of climbing mountains without one of the most important senses, his eyesight. In these two stories, they talk about the struggles of climbing mountains, but also the triumph of reaching their goals. In “The Devils Thumb” by Jon Krakaeur, the perspective is from the view point of a solo climber. In the story it says, “Writing these words more than a dozen years later, it’s no longer entirely clear just how I thought soloing the Devils Thumb would transform my life” (157).
I get up and ease down the mountain, going slowly at first, then faster. I fall one or two times and skate to the middle of the ski run, so I do not crash into any trees. As I reach the middle of the mountain, I start to see the jumps, some big, some small. I see someone land funny, and slide down to a ledge, losing his equipment on the way. What if I have the same fate as he does?
He is almost dying, and is not sure he would be alive. Stanley takes him on his back. He has never give up carrying Zero while he climbs the mountain. We could see the friendship between Stanley and Zero become stronger. The last situation that create the indelible friendship is when Stanley refuses to leave the camp without his best friend, Zero.
It is safe to say that Ralston required even more stimulation than the average person. Even prior to his fateful experience in Blue John Canyon, Ralston was a thrill seeker. Already an experienced rock climber, he was constantly looking to fulfill his need for action. However, the way he went about seeking his thrills was often extremely reckless. He did not tell a single person where he was going before this particular journey, which nearly cost him his life.
Emmit Nugent The Three Oldest to Climb Everest “Courage will follow when faith takes the lead”means that if someone really believes that they can do something, it will give them the bravery to reach their goal.This quote applies to many people trying to achieve something great in their lives.This includes mountain climbers.Mount Everest is the world 's tallest mountain. It is hard enough for a young person to climb.However, can you imagine how difficult it would be for an older person? Yuchiro Miura was born in Japan on October 12,1932.He started off as a proffesional skier.In 1992 he had a bad skiing accident.which ended his skiing
But, they did not make it to their game. In the book, Miracle in the Andes, Nando Parrado is a hero because he saves others lives, he survives 72 days in the Andes, and he has faith in God. Nando was a hero in many ways. Roy, Nando’s friend was struggling as they were climbing up the mountain. Nando was hitting him and calling him bad words, so that Roy would get up.
The person with the snow blower gets the job, whether or not the person with the shovel is more qualified or not. Young readers need to have realistic expectations based on their limits, or else live an unhappy life when their idealistic dreams come crashing down around them. Hansberry and Miller both prove there are multiple ways a person can be limited, and both show the outcomes for those who try to dream too big. In this way, the two authors are heroes, saving people from spending fifty years trapped in an inescapable agony as they realize their teenage dreams will never come
The short story of a man wandering across the Yukon Territory in midwinter creates a multitude of feelings in the reader. However, no feeling is stronger than the suspense about the survival of the main character. The man sets out alone to cross the Yukon Territory alone, despite warnings about the dangers of doing so. These dangers as told to us through through the eyes of a narrator develop the anticipation that keeps the story entertaining. Jack London’s effective use of basic literary techniques such as narration and conflict in the short story “To Build a Fire” is successful in keeping the reader involved throughout the story.
There is no reason to suffer on the trail. I thrive on a nutritious breakfast to fuel my long hikes into the unknown. (Actually, I had enough energy on this day to go another 4 or more miles after hiking 16 straight miles in just under 7 hours.) Too much planning creates stress so I had no idea what to expect when I left Carter’s Gap. Rumors scare hikers about simple climbs and descents with notations such as Albert Mountain will be a challenge to climb when hiking north.
This quotes shows that throughout one’s journey they will eventually have to go against many obstacles, and have to find a a way to get through them. That’s what the characters have to do in these books. In the book, Peak by Roland Smith, Peak, the main character, wants to be the youngest person to ever reach the summit pole of Mount Everest. Throughout his climb he faces many obstacles, so he decides to take them so he can get past them to make it up the Mountain. In the book, Michael Vey: The Prisoner Of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans, Michael, the main character, was born with tourette's syndrome.