Adventure Speaker Series: Steve Swenson, Karakoram

Olympia Mountaineers invites members and non members to join us on our eight evening socials on the first Wednesday of the month, September thru May (excluding November) The meetings are at the Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Rd. NE. 98506. Door opens at 5:30 pm, potluck dinner starts promptly at 6pm. Bring a dish to share, plate and flatware. Or grab a hot drink, check out our Mountaineer library, audiovisual presentation, or pick up membership, activities and class information. Branch announcements are at 6:45 and our outstanding Adventure Speaker Series starts promptly at 7pm.

Steve Swenson, Karakoram


Join world-class alpinist Steve Swenson as he shares stories and images from his book Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict (Mountaineers Books) which details his nearly 4 decades of climbing in The Karakoram Range that spans Pakistan, India and China.  Through a 45-minute multimedia presentation, Steve explores the nature of high altitude, alpine climbing, the complexities of mounting remote expeditions, the geo political workings of the fraught region, as well as his passion for the cultural communities in this area of the world.