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Photographer, author and explorer Jonathan Waterman will discuss his new book, Chasing Denali, Oct. 29 on the Colorado State University campus.
Combining both personal narrative and history, Chasing Denali explores an enduring myth surrounding the Alaskan mountain.
Denali, previously known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain peak in North America, with has a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. In 1910, four miners claimed to have reached the mountain’s summit in a single day. In Chasing Denali, Waterman seeks to find if the expedition was a success or a hoax by making the climb himself.
Denali is now the subject of four of Waterman’s books – including Surviving Denali, High Alaska, and In the Shadow of Denali – and this latest work is the culmination of 40 years of repeat visits to the mountain.
Waterman’s talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre. Seating for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis; doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event, part of the Morgan Library Evening with an Author Series, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
A book sale and signing will follow the talk. This Evening with an Author is sponsored by the Morgan Library, Friends of the Morgan Library, Poudre River Public Library, Poudre River Friends of the Library, The Liggett Family Endowment, The Murray Family, The Burns Family Endowment, KUNC, Hilton Fort Collins and Old Firehouse Books.
For more information on Jon Waterman or his book visit his website.