Adventurer Mark Jenkins to Discuss Everest Climb
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.