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A conversation between Tom Hornbein & Jon Krakauer

Mountaineers Books

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

A conversation between Tom Hornbein & Jon Krakauer

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Ticket plus Everest: The West Ridge signed by Hornbein and Krakauer Ended $75.00 $0.00
Ticket only Ended $55.00 $0.00
Additional signed book Ended $30.00 $0.00
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May 22, 2013  |  7:30 p.m.  |  The Mountaineers Program Center

Spend an evening with legendary mountaineer Tom Hornbein, as he chats with friend Jon Krakauer. Hear Tom tell how he and Willi Unsoeld became the first, and ever few, to climb the dangerous West Ridge route to the summit of Mt. Everest, and first traverse of a major Himalayan peak. The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1963 first American summit of Everest, and the beautifully reissued Everest: The West Ridge, Tom’s classic tale is called one of the “100 Best Adventure Books of All Time” by National Geographic Adventure magazine.


Everest: The West Ridge

Join us in the Seattle launch of the new anniversary edition of Hornbein’s classic


Everest: The West Ridge


Featuring a new introduction by Krakauer.


$75 ticket includes hardbound book (a $30 value; with 150 color photos) signed by Hornbein and Krakauer.


Hornbein and Krakauer will be available after the event to personalize and sign books. Jolene Unsoeld will introduce Tom and Jon.


As close friends know, the actual summit date of May 22 remains a special annual time of reflection for Hornbein. Please join Mountaineers Books in making the 50th anniversary an exceptional celebration with friends, family, and admirers. Limited seating. Only one engagement.


For more information email or call 206-223-6303 x101


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When & Where

The Mountaineers Program Center
7700 Sand Point Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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