Library Voices presents: Jon Waterman

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Event:
Library Voices presents: Jon Waterman
Start:
March 8, 2019 7:00 PM
End:
March 8, 2019 8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Category:
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Organizer:
Tania Hajjar
Phone:
970-249-9656 (ext. 3)
Updated:
December 1, 2018
Venue:
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Join author and adventurer Jon Waterman as he shares his observations from 40 years of mountaineering on Denali. The evening will culminate with a visit to his latest book, Chasing Denali: The Sourdoughs, Cheechakos and Frauds Behind the Most Unbelievable Feat in Mountaineering. The book describes how the history of mountaineering began on Denali in 1910, when four miners carried a 25-pound, 14-foot flagpole up the roof of the continent while using sheet metal crampons, coal shovels, hatchets, and pike poles to balance their way up the mountain. Was the expedition a success or a hoax? Long inspired by these so-called “Sourdoughs,” Denali expert Jon Waterman chases the truth during his final climb of the mountain and a scholarly solving of a colorful mountaineering mystery.

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