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Touch the Top of the World (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 18 June 2006
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The story of the first blind man ever to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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Peter Winther

Writers:

Peter Silverman (teleplay), Erik Weihenmayer (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Facinelli ... Erik Weihenmayer
Jack Knight ... Erik - Age 12-16
Dawson Dunbar Dawson Dunbar ... Erik - Age 3
Sarah Manninen ... Ellie
Bruce Campbell ... Ed Weihenmayer
Kate Greenhouse ... Ellen Weihenmayer
Robert Moloney ... Sam
Saxon DeCocq ... Jeff Evans (as Saxon Decocq)
Aaron Poole ... Chris Morris
Shaun Johnston ... PV
Mingma Sherpa Mingma Sherpa ... Ang Pasang
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Mike O'Donnell
Kurtis Sanheim Kurtis Sanheim ... Mark
Sean Anthony Olsen Sean Anthony Olsen ... Eddi (as Sean Olsen)
Joseph Allan Sutherland Joseph Allan Sutherland ... Mark - young (as Joseph Sutherland)
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The story of the first blind man ever to reach the top of Mount Everest.

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mount everest | blind | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In cima al mondo See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008 he climbed Carstensz Pyramid on the island of Papua New Guinea, completing the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. This accomplishment closed the circuit on a 13-year journey that had begun with his 1995 ascent of Denali. He is joined by a select company of only 150 mountaineers to have accomplished the feat. See more »

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[repeated line]
Erik Weihenmayer: Dude!
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Where Are You Going
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.
Written by Dave Matthews (as David J. Matthews)
© 2002 Colden Grey, Ltd.
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Inspiring and important--not just entertainment
18 June 2006 | by ekruperSee all my reviews

I found this movie a pleasure. As a mom, I noticed this film was free of anything parents wouldn't want their kids to see. Most would want them to see it, because it's not only good entertainment, but inspiring to people of all ages.

As this is a true story, the message is all the more powerful. Many people lack confidence and will power, which often keeps them from setting goals and experiencing the fulfillment of achieving them. This film shows viewers what a person can do (conquer Mt. Everest) in spite of a significant disadvantage---complete blindness! And, as one might expect, the scenery is breathtaking!

Erik's autobiography is the same title as the movie, and will provide further insights about this remarkable man.


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