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Steve Swenson and Kevin Vallely


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World-class alpinist and author Steve Swenson shares tales from high-altitude expeditions set against the backdrop of harsh conflict between China, India, and Pakistan for control of Kashmir in his latest work, Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict. With nearly 50 years of climbing experience, Swenson has made ascents of K2 and Everest without supplemental oxygen.

In this gripping first-hand account, explorer and author Kevin Vallely achieves one of the last "firsts” remaining in the world of polar exploration. Together with three other seasoned adventurers, he navigates a sophisticated, high-tech rowboat across the Northwest Passage, possible only because of the dramatic impacts of global warming in the high Arctic.

Book signing to follow the presentation.

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Max Bell Auditorium
10 - 11:30 AM
Adult $15 → https://goo.gl/V24iWE

Book this event as part of the Festival Passport and save $2 per ticket → https://goo.gl/ZugqJg