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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.
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.
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For over 100 years The Mountaineers has served as the foremost outdoor recreation organization of the Pacific Northwest, dedicated to educating and inspiring people to explore the outdoors and conserve and steward public lands and waterways. Each year, The Mountaineers 1,000 volunteers provide an average of 3,200 courses and activities for over 13,000 outdoor enthusiasts. Mountaineers Books, the publishing arm of The Mountaineers, produces guidebooks, outdoor instructional texts, natural history guides, and environmental conservation works that further The Mountaineers’ mission.