The UMass Outing Club, Western Mass Bouldering Club and the Western Mass Climbers Coalition will be hosting a slideshow presentation given by climbing pioneer, and native New Englander, Ed Webster. Ed is a professional climber/photographer, making for a talk filled with spectacular photographs and gripping climbs.
His slideshow will cover his life as a climber (see bio below) and is going to be held in the UMass Campus Center Auditorium (beneath the big campus hotel).
Admission is 100% FREE, although we will be accepting donations if anyone feels so inclined
Hope you guys are as psyched about this as I am, and I'll see you there!
For those of you who don't know who Ed is here's a quick bio:
Ed Webster, born March 21, 1956 in Boston, grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and obtained a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1978. Married, he now lives in Maine. Veteran of seven Himalayan expeditions and pioneer of many new rock climbs of extreme difficulty in New England, Colorado and Utah, Ed Webster is one of America’s most well-known rock climbers and Himalayan mountaineers. His two most fabled first ascents are of Super Crack in Indian Creek Canyon in the Canyonlands of Utah in 1976 — and a brand new route up Mt. Everest’s remote and dangerous Kangshung East Face in Tibet as part of an international 4-man team in 1988, without using the norms of oxygen bottles and radios, or even Sherpa assistance.