To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Everest, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins, along with a team from The North Face, spent two months in the spring of 2012 climbing Everest. Jenkins and his mountaineering partners summited Everest, despite accidents, illness, bitter cold and ferocious winds. Tragically, ten people died on Everest during that same season.
Mark Jenkins, an international alpinist and critically acclaimed author, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine. Jenkins covers the globe writing about adventure and geopolitical issues, from landmines in Cambodia to mountain gorillas in the Congo, mountaineering in Pakistan to canyoneering in Australia. Jenkins is the author of four award-winning books and has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, CNN, PBS and countless radio programs.
Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Academic Affairs as part of the Global and Area Studies World to Wyoming Lecture Series, the visual presentation Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Macabre and the Madness is open and free to the public and will be shown by Jenkins in the Fine Arts Auditorium at EWC on January 28th at 7 pm.
For more information or questions, please contact Court Merrigan Learning Skills Lab Coordinator, at 307.532.8378 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.