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Performing Arts and Speaker Series in collaboration with OPR presents "Climb Your Own Everest"

Join Dr. Jon Kedrowski, acclaimed author, world class mountaineer, and Everest summiteer, as he shares tales of his journeys and experiences. On May 26th 2012, Jon summitted Mount Everest after having to turn around only 800 feet from the summit because of a terrible storm on May 20th. The storm was the second deadliest in Everest history claiming seven lives in one night. Jon will take the audience through his 2012 expedition to Nepal. Jon will also explain how the mountaineering he did for his book, "Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys," was one of the many ways he prepared mentally and physically for his climb of the highest mountain on earth. Jon has climbed Mt. Rainier more than a dozen times, and he will also highlight camping in the Summit Crater of Mount Rainier. He will discuss his research in Mountains including at Mount Rainier National Park, on Denali in Alaska, on the Colorado 14ers, and recently with water quality on Mount Everest. After the presentation he will be on-hand to sign copies of his book which will be available to purchase on-site. 

No charge to attend presentation but all attendees need to obtain a free ticket at:

Event Type: 
Fine & Performing Arts
Sports & Recreation