THE HISTORY OF MOUNT WASHINGTON
Hikers, climbers, dirtbags, and arm-chair mountaineers - get stoked and join us as White Mountain native, climber and historian, Ed Webster takes us through the history of Mount Washington.
Let’s celebrate the summer release of Wild Northeast Magazine featuring The History of Mountains - A portrait of mountaineer & climbing historian Ed Webster.
WHAT TO KNOW
When: June 15
Time: 7PM Start
Where: IME Upstairs
North Conway, NH
Included with ticket purchase is admission to the presentation by mountaineering & historian Ed Webster. Refreshments & Pizza from Flatbread will be served.
ABOUT ED WEBSTER
Age 59, lives in Harpswell, Maine with his wife and daughter. A highly-accomplished lecturer, author, and photojournalist, Webster has been published worldwide, written over fifty magazine articles, and five books. These include three editions of his classic guidebook, Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, plus his best-selling “Everest years” autobiography, Snow in the Kingdom, My Storm Years on Everest.
A veteran of seven Himalayan expeditions and the pioneer of extreme rock climbs in New England, Colorado and Utah, Ed Webster is one of America’s most well-known rock climbers and Himalayan mountaineers. His hardest challenge was his fabled first ascent of a brand new route up Mt. Everest’s remote and dangerous Kangshung East Face in Tibet (as told in his forthcoming book Everest - The Last Pure Ascent) as part of an international 4-man team in 1988, without using the norms of oxygen bottles and radios, or even Sherpa assistance. A climb since hailed as “The Last of the Great Everest Expeditions”— and among the most audacious mountaineering feats of all time. Ed Webster is the only New England mountaineer who has pioneered a new route up Mt. Everest. EdWebsterExplores.com