Climbing Everest: The Myths, The Madness and The Macabre - Sept. 30

LCCC students and employees are invited to Climbing Everest: The Myths, The Madness and The Macabre, a presentation by Mark Jenkins, at noon on Sept. 30 in the Clay Pathfinder Building.

Mount Everest, the most iconic mountain on earth, has been the scene of triumph and tragedy for almost a century. From the first attempt to climb it in 1922, to the first ascent in 1953, to the first oxygenless ascent in 1978, the world's highest peak has represented chance and challenge, controversy and contradiction. Mark Jenkins climbed Everest in the spring of 2012 and explains Everest's past and present and how the meaning of climbing the mountain has evolved.

Mark Jenkins, an international alpinist, is a critically acclaimed author, a field staff writer for National Geographic and the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming