K2, The Ascent of the Savage Mountain – Portland meeting.

Alpinist Don Bowie will be presenting a multimedia show on his successful climbing expedition to K2. At 28,253ft above sea level, K2 is located in Northern Pakistan and is the world’s second highest peak. It is widely considered to be the hardest and most dangerous mountain on earth to climb. On July 4th, 2007, Don became the 4th Canadian to summit K2, and did so without the use of supplemental oxygen.

Come see fantastic images, video clips, and hear stories of the dramatic ascent and tragic descent on what climbers call, “The Savage Mountain.”

$1000’s in gear giveaways and raffles from Jetboil, Westcomb, and Backcountry.com!


Portland Show:
Wednesday, Jan 20th
McMenamins Bagdad Theater and Pub
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Doors: 6:o0 p.m.
Show: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 at McMenamins Box Offices or at any Ticketmaster

Bend, OR Show:
Tuesday, Januray 19th
Venue – TBD

For more info visit www.donbowie.com

Don Bowie loves remoteness and adventure, and thrives on long approaches and unclimbed routes in the higher ranges.

This past summer marked his eighth Himalayan/Karakoram expedition, with a new route attempt on the north face of Gasherbrum III with Bruce Normand.

In 2007, he and Normand summited K2 without supplementary oxygen, making Bowie the 4th Canadian to do so. In 2008, he endured 75 grueling days on a Broad Peak winter expedition before resigning to high winds and extreme cold.

Earlier this year, Don received the Alpine Club’s Spirit of Mountaineering Commendation at the Piolets d’Or Awards ceremony for his part in the 2008 rescue attempt of Inaki Ochoa on Annapurna.

* Source : – K2, The Ascent of the Savage Mountain – Portland

* Previous story : – Books.

–  Book Review: Beyond the Mountain by Steve House.

–  Himalayan Playground: Adventures on The Roof of the World, by Trevor Braham.

–  The Last Man on the Mountain by Jennifer Jordan.

–  K2 : Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs.


** zapraszam na relacje z wypraw polskich himalaistów.

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