January 8, 2009 at 7:00 PM
The BWAMM Speakers Series presents:
An Evening with Maurice Isserman & Everest pioneer Tom Hornbein.
Fallen Giants:A History of Himalayan Mountaineering From the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes, a recent release from Yale University Press, shares unforgettable stories of the history of the world’s highest peaks and the climbers who challenged their lofty summits. Its in-depth research gives us unique insights into previously unknown controversies, mysteries, and dramas. Author Maurice Isserman did much of the research for the book here at the AAC Library.
Isserman will join Everest pioneer Tom Hornbein for a conversation about the history of Himalayan climbing. Hornbein made the first ascent of the West Ridge of Everest in 1963 with Willi Unsoeld.
Copies of Fallen Giants will be available for sale at the event, and Maurice will be on hand to sign copies upon request.
This is a free event open to the public on January 8, 2009 at 7pm.
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