EWC to host “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land”

Last year National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins, with a team of North Face athletes, attempted to climb the highest peak in Burma, Hkakabo Razi, 19,300 feet. The peak lies in the far north of the country on the border of Tibet. From base camp they set out to ascend the serrated, heavily glaciered West Ridge of Hkakabo Razi. This presentation provides the complete account of this unrivaled expedition.

Mark Jenkins, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine.  Jenkins first learned of Hkakabo Razi in the 1980s, when he read a description in “Burma’s Icy Mountains” by British explorer Francis Kingdon-Ward, who tried and failed to climb the peak solo in 1937.

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies, Center for Global Studies, Wyoming Humanities Council and UW Outreach School, this presentation is open and free to the public and will be shown by Jenkins at Eastern Wyoming College – Douglas Campus in Douglas, Wyoming on September 29th at 7 pm and in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, WY on September 30th at 7 pm.

This lecture is also sponsored by each partnering community college. For more information or questions, please contact Donna White, at 307.532.8323 or e-mail at donna.white@ewc.wy.edu.