Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Discuss Everest Climb

September 11, 2012
Mountain climbers hiking across snowfield
This is among the photos taken by Mark Jenkins during his ascent of Mount Everest. He will show slides of the expedition Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the UW College of Education auditorium.

Author, adventurer and UW faculty member Mark Jenkins will discuss his 2012 expedition to the summit of Mount Everest Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the University of Wyoming College of Education auditorium.

Jenkins' excursions have included ascents of some of the globe's other tallest peaks; dangerous trips to some of the world's last remote regions; and travel by foot or bicycle across different continents. He is an internationally recognized author and journalist now working as a field staff writer for National Geographic and as writer-in-residence for the UW master's degree program in creative writing.

Prior to working for National Geographic, Jenkins wrote The Hard Way column for Outside magazine in addition to writing several books including “A Man’s Life,” “To Timbuktu” and “Off The Map.” The UW Outdoor Program sponsors Jenkins' talk. Call (307) 766-2402 for more information.

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