‘My Storm Years on Everest’ to be presented on Aug. 21 at RPL
RANGELEY - On Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 6:00 PM, Ed Webster will present “My Storm Years on Everest,” a photographic, personally-narrated PowerPoint lecture, at the Rangeley Public Library.
In 1988, American mountaineer Ed Webster achieved and survived the Impossible. With three partners, he ascended a new, never-before-attempted route up Mt. Everest’s most dangerous isolated side in Tibet — without the usual assistance of oxygen bottles, radios, and Sherpa climbers to carry the necessary food and equipment. Then, somehow, Ed led his partners down a storm-bound, avalanche-plagued, four-day descent off the mountain, without any food, badly frostbitten, and very near death. Sir Chris Bonington called Ed Webster’s four-month Mt. Everest expedition “amongst the finest examples of survival in Himalayan mountaineering.”
Webster, a resident of Orr’s Island, Maine, has had his articles and photographs published in dozens of magazines, and by Sierra Club Books and National Geographic. He will have his books and posters available for purchase and signing after the lecture.