K2 is known as the Savage Mountain. For every four persons who summit the second highest peak in the world, one dies in the attempt. Nobody has ever tamed the mountain in winter. What does it take to conquer the highest point of the Karakoram? How does one physically and mentally prepare for the extreme challenge? What is it like to be on top of the world? MAPS is very honored to host one of the most recognized names in mountain climbing, ex president of the American Alpine Club Steve Swanson on Friday October 7th at 6:30PM. Steve has made ascents of the North Ridge of K2 and the North Ridge of Everest solo - both without supplementary oxygen (more below).
Come for an evening of stories of ascent, of struggle and of conquest. Learn about the sublime beauty of the Karakoram on the Pakistan-China border. Listen to stories of the local and ancient people who live in the shadows of this range.
This is an open to the public and free event. Please come with families and friends. And make sure you bring all the kids. Light refreshments will be served.
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Muslim Association of Puget Sound - MAPS
17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA, United States