Books and Movies about Blind Athletes


Touch the Top of the World:  A Blind Man’s Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See by Erik Weihenmayer

Crashing Through:  The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson

Eat, Sleep, Ride by Paul Howard.  Written by a British man who does the Great Divide mountain bike race, riding from Canada to Mexico.



Blindsight  - Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows six Tibetan teenagers on their journey to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri mountain in the shadow of Mount Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. 

Going Blind:  Coming Out of the Dark about Vision Loss

Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story - Derek was born blind, surfs, and at 17 years old decided he wanted to surf Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu.

The Weight of Water - Erik Weihenmayer is totally blind and is solo whitewater kayaking the length of the Grand Canyon.

Sense the Wind - Blind sailors race across open water.

Touch the Top - The story of the first blind man, Erik Weihenmayer, to summit Everest.