Special Edition Beta & Brews: K2 40th Anniversary Celebration - Sept 11

The Mountaineers and REI Co-op invite you to celebrate K2 with two mountaineering legends who've summited K2 for the 40th Anniversary of the first American ascent. Join us at the REI Flagship store on Tuesday, Sept 11 for behind-the-scenes secrets and epic tales of unforgettable adventures.
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August 20, 2018
Special Edition Beta & Brews: K2 40th Anniversary Celebration - Sept 11
Photo by Dianne Roberts.

K2 is the second-highest and largely considered to be the world’s most dangerous mountain. Join us to hear behind-the-scenes secrets, unforgettable adventures, and epic tales of near-misses with Jim Wickwire, a summiter on the historic 1978 team, and Steve Swenson, esteemed alpinist, author, and K2 veteran.

The free Beta & Brews event will kick off with a 5pm happy hour on REI's outdoor terrace. Enjoy free bites and beer discounts, then move upstairs at 6:30pm for the special K2 presentation from Jim and Steve.

Immediately following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Steve's book, Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict,and have it autographed. You will have time to personally connect with Jim Wickwire - the only person to solo-bivy near the top of the Karakoram. 

Not a Mountaineers member? You can still register for this event by creating a free guest membership when you RSVP.


This will be our closing event for The Mountaineers K2 Anniversary Celebration. Click here for more opportunities to engage with the fearless K2 climbers. 

Photo of the knife-edge ridge by Dianne Whittaker. 

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