May 22 will mark to the day the 50th anniversary of what is regarded by the mountaineering world as one of the most stellar--if not gutsiest--climbing achievements in the history of mountaineering. Join us on this night to hear legendary mountaineer Tom Hornbein, who teamed with Willi Unsoeld to pioneer Mount Everest’s West Ridge route in 1963, talk about the climb with friend and renowned journalist Jon Krakauer. A climb that also notched a first in traversing a major Himalayan peak when Hornbein and Unsoeld crossed over to the South Col on their descent, it is being beautifully represented in print form with a new reissue of Everest: The West Ridge, published by Mountaineers Books. Tom’s classic tale is called one of the “100 Best Adventure Books of All Time” by National Geographic Adventure magazine.
Anniversary Book Launch & Book Signing
Wednesday, May 22,2013 at 7:30 pm
The Mountaineers Program Center, Magnuson Park, Seattle
Thank you, to all who attended and supported our Everest 50 event on April 20, 2013. Because of your participation and generosity, more than $287,000 was raised to help The Mountaineers transform lives and protect our wild places for generations to come.
The Mountaineers Everest 50 Host Committee welcomed 455 guests to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First American Summit of Mount Everest and to honor the legendary Jim Whittaker, whose memoirs were published by Mountaineers Books and who learned to climb as a teen with The Mountaineers.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Fremont Studios, Seattle WA
Jim Whittaker with The Mountaineers Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
and featuring perspectives from:
Tom Hornbein, Brent Bishop and Jake Norton
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond - Special, enhanced, anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest
A new foreword by Ed Viesturs
More than 100 photos, including several never-before-published images
All photos by Team Photogenic