Remembering Willi Unsoeld

February 27, 2009

Remembering Willi

Thursday March 5, 2009, 7 pm

Sem II E1105 

A founding faculty member of The Evergreen State College, Willi Unsoeld was a philosopher, theologian and mountaineer. He was well known for the first ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest with Tom Hornbein, for which President John F. Kennedy presented them the Hubbard Medal, The National Geographic Society’s highest honor.

Join members of the Evergreen community for a night of storytelling as we honor and remember Willi Unsoeld, who with student Janie Diepenbrock, perished in a slab avalanche on Mt. Rainier on March 4, 1979.

Note: While this event is not part of the Unsoeld Seminar Series, information on this year’s Series is located at

All are invited; faculty, please consider announcing this to your students.