The Next Everest
October 23, 2021 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Lincoln Center - Columbine Room
On April 25, 2015, Jim Davidson was climbing Mount Everest when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake released avalanches all around him and his team, destroying their only escape route and trapping them at nearly 20,000 feet. It was the largest earthquake in Nepal in eighty-one years and killed nearly 8,900 people. That day also became the deadliest in the history of Everest, with eighteen people losing their lives on the mountain.
After spending two unsettling days of aftershocks and avalanches while stranded on Everest, Davidson’s team was rescued by helicopter. The experience left him shaken, and despite his thirty-three years of climbing and serving as an expedition leader, he wasn’t sure that he would ever go back. But in the face of risk and uncertainty, he returned in 2017 and finally achieved his dream of reaching the summit.
This session is live, in-person at the Lincoln Center Columbine Room and also available for livestream on FoCoBookFest.org and the NABEtv or the Poudre River Public Libraries’ Facebook Live feed on the day of the session.
Masks will be required for all indoor events in accordance with Larimer County health and safety requirements.