Join us for the first ever Mountain Story Festival! This new, annual event celebrates the passions and pursuits of Jackson Hole readers, showcasing stories and storytellers inspired by alpine landscapes.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, this year’s festival explores the past, present and future of the tallest peak on Earth.
Schedule of Events:
“Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest”
with Wade Davis
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 7 p.m. at Pink Garter Theater
“Everest ’63: Americans Climb into History”
featuring Jim Whittaker, Tom Hornbein, and Dick Pownall
with Brot Coburn and Kit Deslauriers
MONDAY, MAY 13, 7 p.m. at Center for the Arts, Center Theatre
“The Tragedy and Triumph of Women on K2” with Jennifer Jordan
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 7 p.m. at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium
“The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest” with Brot Coburn
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 7 p.m. at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium
Film Screening: “Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger” with Mele Mason and Bev Chapman
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 6 p.m. at Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium
“Climbing Everest: The Myths, the Madness and the Macabre” with Mark Jenkins
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 7 p.m. at Pink Garter Theater
Children’s Story Festival with Ken Thomasma, Jean Reagan and Cynthia Hand
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 10:30 a.m.-3p.m. at Teton County Library’s Youth Wing
Gallery Exhibits at Teton County Library: May 10 – June 15
Jimmy Chin: Glimpses of Shangri La Teton County Library proudly presents a collection of mountain images taken by mountaineer Jimmy Chin, one of the most renowned and respected adventure sports photographers and filmmakers working today.
Molly Loomis: Sounds of the Sherpa Audio stories recorded by local journalist and photographer Molly Loomis bring to life the language of Khumbu.
Check out schedule details at tclib.org/mountainstoryfest or stop by the library to find out about this free week-long festival. Contact Oona Doherty, 733-2164 ext. 135, for more info.
All events are free and non-ticketed. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open thirty minutes prior to each event’s start time.