February 18, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6435 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pierce College presents Northwest Hiking & Mountaineering Connections: Then & Now Pierce College and the Roland Weis History Lecture series presents Northwest Hiking & Mountaineering Connection: Then & Now with world renowned Everest guide Eric Simonson on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood. The event is free and open to the public.
Eric Simonson is one of the world’s premier international expedition leaders specializing in climbs of Mt. Everest. He has conducted over 85 expeditions around the globe, including the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, which discovered the remains of George Mallory, a famed pioneer in Everest exploration. Ghosts of Everest, co-authored by the team is the inside story of the expedition and was recently named as one of the Century’s 50 best mountaineering books by the American Alpine Club.
Simonson also co-authored Detectives on Everest, which recapped the 2001 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition, during which his team conducted the world’s highest archeology project and the highest mountaineering rescue in history. He also is the owner of International Mountain Guides, Inc. (www.mountainguides.com) and the co-owner of Mt. Rainier Alpine Guides, LLC (www.rainierguides.com).
This event is sponsored by Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Programs. For more information visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/news or call (253) 964-6734.
High-resolution digital photos are available on request.
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