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Presentation seven summits for high school

  1. 1. California School for the Deaf Middle School May 18, 2010 Presenter Heidi Zimmer
  2. 2. Seven Summits • summit = – 1) the highest point, peak • continent = – 1) mainland – 2) great divisions of land on the globe
  3. 3. How many great divisions of land on the globe (continents)?
  4. 4. Denali (Mt. McKinley) 20,320’ Mt. Vinson 16,067' Aconcagua 22,834' Mt. Kosiusko 7,310’ Mt. Elbrus 18,510' Carstensz Pyramid 16,023' Kilimanjaro 19,340' Mt. Everest 29,035’
  5. 5. Australasia or Meganesia • Country – Australia – Irian Jaya • Mountain – Mt. Kosiusko – Carstensz Pyramid • Height – 7,310 feet – 16,023 feet
  6. 6. What made me want to pursue a mountaineering career?
  7. 7. What make me want to pursue a mountaineering career?  My personal jigsaw puzzle: to offer make the big picture  Step by step process  Vision
  8. 8. My personal jigsaw puzzle: to offer make the big picture  Childhood  Classic “Heidi”  Natural Athletic Talent  Challenge and Adventure  Parents  Deaf Role Models and Deaf Culture
  9. 9. Childhood The house in Tempe was built some time between 1915 and 1919.
  10. 10. Classic “Heidi” • Book and film is famous classic “Heidi” • Actress - Shirley Temple acting out “Heidi” in the 1950’s film. • Influence of my “name” • Switzerland
  11. 11. Classic “Heidi” • “I will climb the mountain someday.”
  12. 12. Natural Athletic Talent • Involvement in the Deaflympics: 1969 and 1973 • Variety of volleyball teams and Track and Field teams in Junior High School, High School, and University
  13. 13. Challenge and Adventure • My passion: mental and physical challenges and adventure! Heidi - Outward Bound student Heidi and Sally crossed United States by bicycle when we were college students.
  14. 14. Parents  Culture  History  Famous Biography  Motto “Never Give Up, Try Again” and “Climb Every Mountain”
  15. 15. Deaf Role Models and Deaf Culture • Dr. Larry Newman, former Math teacher and former NAD President • “DO IT” • Deaf Culture and other role models
  16. 16. Step By Step Process The steps:  bottom line: experience through Backpack trips  taking the courses • Outward Bound School • Basic Mountain Training Course • Glacier Travel and Ice Climbing  gaining experience • member of Sierra Club  training • biking and running on the hill, carry a load on the hill,plus more exercises
  17. 17. Vision • Why not! – In 1983 Dick Bass and Frank Wells set out on the ultimate peakbaggers’ odyssey: to climb the highest point on every continent. • Goal: – Mt. Everest – Seven Summits – oldest woman
  18. 18. Record of the oldest Person – Yuichiro Miura, a 75 year old Japan, has become the oldest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest. – Tame Watanobe, a 63 year old Japanese woman, has become the oldest woman climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
  19. 19. Concept of what mountaineering is like? Including expedition trips : Mountaineering and Climbing Slides of Mountaineering style
  20. 20. Mountaineering Mountaineering, there are differences between rock climbing, wall climbing, and ice climbing.
  21. 21. Rock Climbing
  22. 22. Ice Climbing
  23. 23. Wall Climbing
  24. 24. Slides of Mountaineering style
  25. 25. Cervasse
  26. 26. Denali June 13, 1991 at 5:00 PM HEIDI ZIMMER First Deaf Woman Denali in North America
  27. 27. Co-Deaf Authors Mabs Holcomb and Sharon Kay Wood
  28. 28. Summary • Goal: – determination to finish the task at hand – not easy due to money and resource • Commercial Expedition fees (only land costs): – Mt. Vinson $34,450 – Carstensz Pyramind $18,000 – Aconcagua $ 4,000 – Mt. Everest $65,000-85,000 (for South Col. Route) lots of sacrifices! • Goal to complete Seven Summits: – four more to go » Mt. Vinson December 2010 » Carstensz Pyramind September-October 2011 » Aconcagua February 2012 » Mt. Everest March-May 2013
  29. 29. Summary • Goal: – lots of sacrifices! “What do you love doing?” “Adventure” I answered. “So where is the most adventurous place to do what you love, be challenged?” Heidi Zimmer Deaf Woman Mountaineer/Adventurer
  30. 30. Achievement • Commitment: – Keep my goal – Follow your dream – Don’t let anyone tell you it is impossible; instead work hard and take advantage of opportunity – NEVER GIVE UP • Possibility: – Use all the possibilities open to you now • Take risk, be creative, solve problems, be willing to try different ways even if they are uncomfortable • Make mistakes, continue to evolve and grow
  31. 31. Achievement • Action: – Do it • Quality of Life: – PAH! Completing the “big four” - commitment, possibility, action, and quality of life – Victory – Joy/Happiness – FULFILLMENT
  32. 32. Summary “The main obstacle to progress in our community is the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people who want to change everything..or nothing.” Heidi Zimmer Deaf Woman Mountaineer/Adventurer
  33. 33. More information, check on my website: www.heidizimmer.com

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