Burma's Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 19
  • CCI Union Pacific Centennial Room

Last year National Geographic Writer Mark Jenkins, with a team of North Face athletes, attempted to climb the highest peak in Burma, Hkakabo Razi, 19,300 feet. The peak lies in the far north of the country on the border of Tibet. Taking trains, motorcycles, buses, a boat up the Irrawaddy River, then hiking for two weeks through almost impenetrable jungle, the team battled leeches, poisonous spiders and venomous snakes. From basecamp they set out to ascend the serrated, heavily glaciated West Ridge of Hkakabo Razi.

Featured in the Sept. 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine as the story "Point of No Return," and in the Renan Ozturk documentary "Down to Nothing," this presentation provides the complete account of this unrivaled expedition to Burma-stories of hardship and hilarity, bear hunters and Buddhist monks, fear, failure and freedom.

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information please contact Dr. Jean Garrison at garrison@uwyo.edu or 307.766.6119