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About the author:
Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Jeff Evans has always followed the call of the excitement and wildness of outdoor adventure.
This pursuit of passion led to the formation of MountainVision, Inc. and a career which includes guiding clients up mountain peaks across the globe, professional speaking, and practicing as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant.
Jeff's climbing began in the late 80s on the rock faces of Colorado and California. Living out of his truck with his dog, Jeff spent countless exciting days scaling walls in places like Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Mountaineering soon followed with equal ferocity, and by the mid-90s, Jeff was guiding clients as well as working Search and Rescue on North America's highest mountain, Mt. McKinley, now Denali.
Jeff's confidence and experience in the mountains led to his introduction in 1993 to blind climber Erik Weihenmayer. Little did they know that this relationship would change their lives forever and result in accomplishing feats that neither had imagined. Together, they would shatter people's perceptions about the "handicaps" of the disabled by climbing Denali, El Capitan (California), and Aconcagua (Argentina); competing in adventure races; guiding other disabled individuals on peaks around the world; and successfully reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001.
To date, Erik is the only blind climber to reach the summit of Everest. The teamwork, communication, and leadership skills Jeff has honed during his amazing adventures and challenges has given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today. Regardless of age, gender, or profession, Jeff's message invokes a spectrum of thought and emotion for audiences worldwide. Jeff has appeared on ABC's Expedition Impossible, is the author of MountainVision: Lessons from the Summit, and has played a major role in the award-winning documentaries Farther Than the Eye Can See, Blindsight, and High Ground.
Jeff received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and his Masters as a Physician Assistant at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Jeff currently resides in Boulder with his wife Merry Beth, son Jace, and dog Tucker.
Lessons Beyond the Summit
Join Jeff Evans as he guides you on outdoor adventures to the world's highest mountains and unpacks what it means to conquer the fear and peril that life's challenges bring. In this updated and expanded edition of MountainVision, Jeff's exciting and heartwarming memoir teaches new lessons in leadership and life from beyond the summit.
Over twenty-five-plus years of guiding adventurer groups to the tallest peaks on six continents, Jeff has shown himself to be courageous, cool-headed, and committed to safety. As a co-founder of Soldiers to Summits, Jeff has trained and guided war veterans on some of their most daring exploits. As the friend and guide of blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff has done what no one else would, come alongside a man who needed someone special, as committed to Erik's safety as to his own, and to finding creative ways to give Erik the help he needed but also the empowerment he wanted.
Now, as a motivational speaker around the world, Jeff inspires business, military and civic leaders with his lessons from beyond the summit, showing that learning the basics of leadership and management on a mountain top is only different from business in that there are fewer distractions, in fact there can be no distractions.
As a certified emergency medical specialist, Jeff knows how to care for those he guides in perilous situations. And as a great leader, Jeff cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of his team as well, as they face true danger and the ever-present concern that the next step could be the last.
In MountainVision, Jeff's "tales from the trails" will take you to the Rockies and the Alaska Range, to Peru and Greenland, to the Atlas Mountains and Kilimanjaro in Africa, and of course, to Everest and Nepal. Along the way, there are adventures in Haiti and 10 weeks in Morocco on the TV series "Expedition Impossible," where Jeff, Erik and Ike finish ahead of 11 other teams, none of which included a blind guy.
Jeff's easy style and thrilling storytelling will satisfy and delight readers of all ages. Come on and join his adventures to the world's rooftops, right from your most comfortable reading chair.
- Publication Date:
- 1946313009 / 9781946313003
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers