Climb Every Mountain

In May 2005, professional mountain climber Ed Viesturs joined the Mile-High-Plus Club by summiting Nepal’s Annapurna. It was the last of the world’s 14 8,000-meter mounts for Viesturs, and made him only the 12th climber in history to conquer ’em all. Sounds like a choice gig — kicking it at the top of the world — right? Not so fast, as the sorely conflicted climber will tell you when he introduces his book No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks.
Tue., Feb. 12, 7 p.m., 2008