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Telluride Mountain Club: Kelvin Kent to Illuminate Historic Himalayan Climb
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Monday, August 19: Jagged Edge presents "The South Face of Annapurna / The Southwest Face of Everest" an illustrated presentation by iconic mountaineer, Kelvin Kent. 7:30p.m., at Jagged Edge (223 E. Colorado Ave.) Free. Donations to benefit the Telluride Mountain Club.
KELVIN KENT TO ILLUMINATE HISTORIC HIMALAYAN CLIMB
August 15, 2013 -- On Monday, August 19, Jagged Edge will host, "The South Face of Annapurna / The Southwest Face of Everest," an illustrated presentation by Kelvin Kent, member of Sir Chris Bonington's Legendary Teams.
Kent's presentation will feature
previously unseen photos
Kent's program will illuminate two historic and iconic Himalayan climbs of over 40 years ago, contrasting pre and post monsoon mountaineering expeditions in Nepal.
Kent is author of a book of hikes in the Silverton, Colorado area. He is also author of a book of hikes in the Ouray, Colorado area. Contributions received will benefit the Telluride Mountain Club.
Kent is a British adventurer, hiker, mountaineer, businessman and lecturer. He served in the British army for many years, seeing combat in Borneo and working with the Gurkhas of Nepal, before moving to the United States in 1976.
Previously he had been a member of two mountaineering expeditions organized by Chris Bonington, to the south face of Annapurna in 1970 and the south-west face of Mount Everest in 1972. The Annapurna expedition, on which Kent served as base camp commander, successfully put Dougal Haston and Don Whillans on the summit, but Kent's friend Ian Clough was killed by a falling ice-pillar on the descent. In 1999 Kent established a plaque in Clough's memory at the site.
Kent is author of a book of hikes in the Silverton, Colorado area. He is also author of a book of hikes in the Ouray, Colorado area.
Beth Kelly | Beth@telluridemountainclub.org | 970.729.1700