Everest and the Seven Summits talk at Bar Harbor library

Event organizer: Kayla Chagnon
Event Date & Time: December 13, 2019 7:00 pm until December 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Contact email: kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org

BAR HARBOR — Peter Rogers first climbed at Outward Bound during high school, got quite serious about climbing in college, and pursued his passion as far afield as Nepal and the Arctic in his twenties. After a decades-long hiatus, he returned to climbing in 2011 with a to goal climb the seven summits, which are the seven highest peaks on each continent. Join Rogers at the Jesup Memorial Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 as he talks about his climbs and shows pictures from his adventures. He will also share his harrowing experience on Mt. Everest.

In 2015, four years after he began climbing again, Rogers finally reached Mt. Everest. However, that year a massive earthquake and the resulting avalanche ended the season for everyone on the mountain. Rogers will talk about his escape from above Everest’s Khumbu Icefall, which is known for being one of the deadliest spots on the mountain. Rogers will also talk about other climbs and some of the summits he has experienced.

Rogers and his wife Bonny live in Northeast Harbor when they are not on far-flung travels, often for long treks.

For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.

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