World Renowned Mountaineer Dan Mazur to Speak at Evergreen

January 6, 2010

Dan Mazur, noted in Greg Mortenson’s and David Oliver Relin’s Best-Seller "Three Cups of Tea," to speak on Wilderness Ethics and What the Mountains Teach

Free and public event at The Evergreen State College, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center on Thursday, February 4, 7 pm
Parking: $2

Dan Mazur PhotoAbout Dan Mazur

After reaching the summit of Mount Everest in 1991, Dan Mazur climbed six more of the world’s 8,000 meter peaks and led expeditions more than 15 times to the world’s highest. Mazur is a climb and trek leader with SummitClimb, now in its sixteenth year of organizing expeditions to Tibet, Nepal, China, Africa, Pakistan, Tajikistan, India and North America.

Mazur is internationally recognized for the rescue of Australian climber Lincoln Hall on Mount Everest in May 2006. Hall had been left for dead the previous day after collapsing and failing to respond to treatment on descent from the summit. Mazur and his fellow climbers abandoned their own attempt on the summit in order to save Hall’s life.

When he is not climbing, Mazur travels the world giving presentations to raise money for charities such as the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development of Nepal and Tibet and the Mountain Fund. He is a member of the Alpine Club, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the American Alpine Club and a member of the British Mountaineering Council. As an accomplished climber, Mazur speaks about his firsthand experiences with the physical, mental and ethical challenges of climbing mountains.

Mazur will speak at the Longhouse at The Evergreen State College at 7 p.m, February 4.
The college is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.

The event is free and open to the public.
Directions to the Evergreen campus

About the Willi Unsoeld Seminar

The Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series brings to The Evergreen State College distinguished visitors who reflect the values and philosophy of Willi Unsoeld, a founding faculty member, philosopher, theologian and mountaineer. Beyond the Evergreen community, Unsoeld was well known for his first ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest with Tom Hornbein, in which they made the first successful traverse of any Himalayan peak. For this feat, President John F. Kennedy presented them with the Hubbard Medal, The National Geographic Society's highest honor. The annual Willi Unsoeld Seminar is endowed as a "living memorial" in honor of Willi Unsoeld who lost his life in an avalanche on Mt. Rainier in 1979.