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Explorers Club: The Climbers

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The Explorers Club

46 East 70th Street

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Explorers Club Public Lecture Series with Jim Herrington

Jim Herrington will be presenting his photography book The Climbers, the culmination of a 20-year project to track down and document the surviving legendary climbers of the early-to-mid 20th Century ‘Golden Age’ of climbing. These are the men and women from around the world who were vertically active between the 1920s and 1970s, who were at the cutting edge of an activity mostly unknown to the general public of the time. The stories of these climbers and their era are inspiring and captivating, and Herrington's effort to locate, travel to, and get them in front of his camera includes anecdotes of despair, hilarity and adventure.

Jim will start with a very brief encapsulation of his 35 year photography career, will touch on the history of the individual Climbers pictured, the history of their era in general, and will also discuss the travels and travails undertook to complete this far-flung project.

What is it like to be 98 years old and to look back at an uncompromising life spent in the “useless” quest of first ascents, usually far from home and hearth? The momentum and vigor of youth is not an ideal recipe for introspection, but ones final years certainly suffice. Herrington learned as much about himself as he did his subjects during the project. The cost and reward of obsession, and how to live in the present.

Ticket price includes Cocktail Reception, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres and the Lecture

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6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Lecture

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