SHERIDAN — A presentation on “Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Macabre and the Madness” will be given by Mark Jenkins Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Sheridan College’s Whitney Presentation Hall.
Jenkins, an author and international alpinist, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine.
The first American ascent of Mount Everest was made by Jim Whittaker and Sherpa Nawang Gombu in 1963.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this ascent, Jenkins and a team from The North Face spent two months in the spring of 2012 climbing Everest.
This presentation is sponsored by the University of Wyoming Academic Affairs as part of the Global and Area Studies World to Wyoming Lecture Series.
This presentation is free to the public and refreshments will be offered.