No Barriers, co-written by Moscows Buddy Levy and blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, won an honorable mention in the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards announced Thursday.
Weihenmayer was the first blind person to climb Mount Everest. No Barriers chronicles his life after the climb and follows his decision to kayak the Grand Canyons Colorado River. The book received an honorable mention in the literature category. Judges unanimously agreed it was simply a stirring and inspirational book," according to a news release from the awards committee.
Adventurers and trailblazers have long been Levys focus. Hes written books about David Crockett, the conquistadors and Geronimo. Inland 360s story on No Barriers ran in February.