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The Last Man on the Mountain: Clips & Conversation with Jennifer Jordan

In 1939 K2 claimed its first victim. Born into vast wealth yet unwilling to settle for merely a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Maine, set out to become the first man to climb the world’s second-highest mountain. After two months on the mountain and suffering from altitude sickness and severe dehydration, he was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet; it would be another sixty-three years before writer-filmmaker Jennifer Jordan discovered his remains. In a story where “The Great Gatsby” meets “Into Thin Air,” Jordan brings Wolfe and the infamous 1939 American K2 expedition to life through rare 16mm footage and photographs from the expedition and has entertained full houses from Boston, New York, and Washington to LA, Portland, and Seattle, including the Explorers Club in NY, Boston's Museum of Science, and the National Geographic headquarters in Washington DC. Her second book, The Last Man on the Mountain, details Wolfe's life from birth to his grueling death on the uppermost reaches of K2. It recently won the coveted National Outdoor Book Award.

Date: Mar 8, 2011
Time: 7 p.m.
Phone: 801-524-8200
Address: 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Main Library