Edge of the Map Book Talk

Edge of the Map Book Talk

Groundbreaking. World-class. Legendary. All have been used to describe Christine Boskoff, one of the world's top alpinists, a trailblazing record holder who overcame challenge after challenge...until she and her partner, renowned climber Charlie Fowler, disappeared. This is her story.
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Join us for a very special installment of North Cascades Institute's Nature of Writing Speaker Series as Edge of the Map author Johanna Garton talks about the life of incredible mountaineer Christine Boskoff and the legacies she left behind from her adventures climbing the highest mountains in the world.  From her roots in the Midwest to the leadership of Seattle adventure travel company Mountain Madness, you’ll hear about what drove Chris to become the only American woman to summit six of the world’s 8000 meter peaks before switching lanes to explore unknown parts of the world.  The discussion will turn to the remarkable search and rescue efforts following her disappearance with Fowler in 2006 and finish with reflections on the spiritual, environmental and ethical challenges faced today by those who live in and love the mountains. 

This event is free and open to the public.