Simone Moro and The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8,000-Meter Peaks in Winter
“Climbing 8000-meter peaks is one of the most physically difficult and mentally challenging endeavors that humans have ever attempted. Steep terrain. Hurricane-force winds. Subzero temperatures. Blinding snowstorms. Near impossibility of rescue. Constant discomfort…then there is Simone…he climbs these peaks in winter.” –Ed Viesturs
Renowned Italian aplinist Simone Moro will be at Feathered Friends for a special multimedia presentation and to celebrate the release of his new book The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8,000-Meter Peaks in Winter!
Don’t miss stories from the only person to summit three 8000 meter peaks during winter!
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Where: Feathered Friends
What: Simone Moro multimedia slideshow presented by Mountaineers Books and Feathered Friends
When: Wednesday, December 3rd
Time: Starts at 7:00pm
Cost: FREE! No tickets, but arrive early to claim a seat!
Bonus: Beverages | Q & A | Copies of Simone’s new book will be available plus book signings!
About Simone Moro
Born in 1967, Simone Moro has been climbing since the age of thirteen. He is the only alpinist to have reached the summit of three 8000-meter peaks entirely in winter. Simone also pilots helicopters as part of a high-altitude charter and rescue service in Nepal. His first major climb was a speed ascent of Aconcagua in winter (1993). He next made a speed ascent of Lhotse in 1994 (in the normal season). He has since gone on to reach the summits of Shishapangma, Makalu, and Gasherbrum II, all in winter. He has climbed in the Himalayas, Karakorum, Tian Shan, Pamir, Andes, Patagonia, and Antarctica, as well as in major ranges in Europe and North America. The recipient of numerous awards and honors for his climbing achievements, Simone is a popular speaker at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Published by Mountaineers Books, the new The Call of the Ice is his third book, and the first to be translated into English; the book was in part written via dispatch as Moro climbed Nanga Parbat. He lives in Bergamo, Italy, with his wife, Barbara Zwerger, and two children.