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  • California School for the Deaf Middle School May 18, 2010 Presenter Heidi Zimmer
  • Seven Summits • summit = – 1) the highest point, peak • continent = – 1) mainland – 2) great divisions of land on the globe
  • How many great divisions of land on the globe (continents)?
  • 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’
  • Australasia or Meganesia • Country – Australia – Irian Jaya • Mountain – Mt. Kosiusko – Carstensz Pyramid • Height – 7,310 feet – 16,023 feet
  • What made me want to pursue a mountaineering career?
  • What make me want to pursue a mountaineering career?  My personal jigsaw puzzle: to offer make the big picture  Step by step process  Vision
  • 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
  • Childhood The house in Tempe was built some time between 1915 and 1919.
  • 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
  • Classic “Heidi” • “I will climb the mountain someday.”
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Parents  Culture  History  Famous Biography  Motto “Never Give Up, Try Again” and “Climb Every Mountain”
  • Deaf Role Models and Deaf Culture • Dr. Larry Newman, former Math teacher and former NAD President • “DO IT” • Deaf Culture and other role models
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Concept of what mountaineering is like? Including expedition trips : Mountaineering and Climbing Slides of Mountaineering style
  • Mountaineering Mountaineering, there are differences between rock climbing, wall climbing, and ice climbing.
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Wall Climbing
  • Slides of Mountaineering style
  • Cervasse
  • Denali June 13, 1991 at 5:00 PM HEIDI ZIMMER First Deaf Woman Denali in North America
  • Co-Deaf Authors Mabs Holcomb and Sharon Kay Wood
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Achievement • Action: – Do it • Quality of Life: – PAH! Completing the “big four” - commitment, possibility, action, and quality of life – Victory – Joy/Happiness – FULFILLMENT
  • 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
  • More information, check on my website: www.heidizimmer.com