Thursday, July 7, at a special time, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
In 1988, New England mountaineer Ed Webster and three companions attempted the unthinkable: to scale a new route up Mount Everest in Tibet, with a team of only four climbers – and no Sherpa partners for support, bottled oxygen to breathe, or radios. Together they reached the mountain’s South Summit – at 28,700 feet, just 300 feet shy of the main summit. Then Webster led his team down a storm-bound, avalanche plagued, four day descent off the mountain.
Ed Webster will give a special presentation of his historic adventure. This is a family friendly presentation that emphasizes setting goals, the importance of teamwork, and developing good writing skills as well as being the first-hand tale of this adventure presented with lively stories and stunning photos.
A resident of Orr’s Island, Maine Ed Webster is 55 years old. He has lectured worldwide and his articles and photographs have been published in dozens of magazines, and by Sierra Club Books and National Geographic.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the Bangor Public Library at 947-8336