Bernadette McDonald | Climbing The World's Highest Mountains In The Winter
The world of high altitude climbing is challenging in any season. In winter, the cold and the wind and the isolation take it to another, almost incomprehensible level. And yet, there are those who are passionate about climbing 8000-metre peaks in the coldest season.
These individuals savour the cold, they train for the conditions and they are motivated by the loneliness of the Himalayan peaks in winter. Men and women from Poland, Italy, Korea, the U.S. and around the world, have become known as the Ice Warriors. More resembling space travellers in their protective clothing and specialized equipment, their stories are epic, heroic and often tragic as they endure fierce winter storms, hurricane force winds and sweeping avalanches.
From Everest to Nanga Parbat, Bernadette McDonald's Winter 8000 talk will introduce the Ice Warriors and their adventures on the highest mountains on earth, in the coldest season.
Proceeding the talk, a short Q&A will be hosted by world renowned alpinist and Mountaineers Books Author, Steve Swenson.
We recognize that this is a historically challenging time and some members are facing financial difficulties due to the impacts of COVID-19. If the cost of a ticket is prohibiting your attendance, please know we have implemented a ticket-by-donation option and encourage you to give what you are comfortable with. We would love it if you could join us.
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About Bernadette McDonald
Bernadette McDonald was the founder of The Banff Centre for Mountain Culture and has authored eleven books on mountain culture and mountaineering. Her work has been published in sixteen countries and has received many awards, including the American Alpine Club Award, the Banff Grand Prize, the Boardman Tasker, the National Outdoor Book Award, and the Kekoo Naoroji Award. She is an honorary member of the Himalayan Club and the Polish Mountaineering Association, and has been appointed a Fellow of the Explorers Club. When not writing, Bernadette climbs, hikes, skis, paddles, and grows grapes.
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