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Death Of An American Adventurer On K2: Lecture And Booksigning

Posted on: September 1st, 2010 by New England Section

When: Oct 1, 2010

7:00 p.m. | Admission Free

Jennifer Jordan, award-winning author, filmmaker, and screenwriter

In 1939, the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Among them was Dudley Francis Wolfe. Born into vast wealth, yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Wolfe of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. Although close to middle age and inexperienced at high altitude, Wolfe and the team leader made it higher than any other members of the expedition.  But he couldn’t get back down, and was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet.  It would be another sixty-three years before Jennifer Jordan would discover his skeletal remains.  Jordan takes us on a journey from the yacht clubs of America and salons of Europe to the most forbidding landscape on earth. Book signing to follow.

Seating is limited. Passes are available in the Museum lobby beginning at 5:45 p.m. on October 1. Museum members may reserve a limited number of passes in advance. For more information: mos.org/adults. Admission is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

 

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