Lessons Beyond the Summit
Stay current with Jeff’s travels and humanitarian missions on his blog at The World of MountainVision. About the Author.
Mountain Vision: Lessons Beyond the Summit, is one of the most exciting and inspiring memoirs you will ever read. Jeff Evans guides you on a series of awe-inspiring adventures to the world’s highest mountain peaks and personal challenges. You’ll come away wiser as he unpacks the qualities that can help you conquer the challenges, great and small, that life brings. In this updated and expanded edition of MountainVision, Jeff’s entertaining and heartwarming book teaches new lessons in leadership and life from beyond the summit.
“This book was riveting, and awe-inspiring. When I finally put it down, I felt inspired and am able to see life through a different lens.”
“As I read I found myself totally engrossed. It was captivating, full of suspense and adventure….”
“I heard about this book after Jeff and his team were on the show Expedition Impossible, and I fell in love with their spirit….what I found most incredible is how he gives such praise to everyone around him….He wants everyone around him to be successful!”
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Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Jeff Evans has always followed the call of challenge and the excitement of outdoor adventure. This pursuit of this passion led to a career which includes guiding clients up mountain peaks across the globe, speaking professionally, 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 intensity, 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 achievements 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 have given him the tools to become a dynamic and inspirational speaker. Regardless of age, gender, or profession, Jeff’s audiences worldwide relate to his message, which inspires confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Jeff has appeared on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, is the author of MountainVision: Lessons from the Summit, and has played major roles 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. Learn more at JeffBEvans.com.