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Alpine Rising: Sherpas, Baltis, and the Triumph of Local Climbers in the Greater Ranges

 

Join The Explorers Club on Monday, March 25th to learn about the underrepresented history and impact of Sherpa, Balti, and other local peoples on the history and present of Alpine expeditions in the Himalayan region.

 

Join us in welcoming acclaimed mountaineering author Bernadette McDonald to share the compelling history of achievements in exploration, first ascents, and summits by Sherpa, Balti, and other local climbers in the Greater Ranges. Although rarely mentioned in published accounts of early expeditions, local alpinists have long been significant members of first ascents on the world’s tallest and most challenging peaks. Now, in the 21st century, it is often local climbers who are setting records. In her new book Alpine Rising, McDonald sets the record straight by shining a light on these too often forgotten heroes. Written with unprecedented access to climbers and their families, and assisted by researchers on-the-ground in Pakistan and Nepal, Alpine Rising will forever change the way we see the history and legacy of mountaineering in the Greater Ranges.

 

 


Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, March 25th at 7:00 pm ET.

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Speakers

Bernadette McDonald

BERNADETTE MCDONALD was the founding Vice President of Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre and director of the Banff Mountain Festivals for 20 years, and few people have the relationships that McDonald does with the world’s most accomplished alpinists. The author of more than a dozen books about mountaineering and mountain culture, she regularly lectures on a variety of topics for universities, festivals, and alpine clubs. McDonald lives in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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