BeWild: John Roskelly

BeWild Speaker and Film Series featuring John Roskelly: Paddling the Columbia.
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John Roskelley

Paddling the Columbia

A noted mountain climber and author from Spokane, Washington, John is best known for climbing 7,000 and 8,000-meter peaks in Nepal, India, and Pakistan, including his 1978 ascent of the Northeast Ridge of K2 and his first ascent of the West Face of Gaurishankar. He was the first American to receive the prestigious Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.

More recently, he turned his attention to the wild river in his own back yard. His book Paddling the Columbia, published by Mountaineers Books in 2014, equips paddlers with all the know-how needed to explore and enjoy the Columbia River, from source to sea.

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This event is part of the BeWild film and lecture series. 

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