Past Event

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Thu, Nov 29 2012 - 6:00pm

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Peter Zuckerman, Co-author, Buried in the Sky

For as long as Westerners have been climbing the world’s highest Himalayan peaks, Sherpas have been at their sides. But their stories are too often overlooked. Join  Zuckerman, co-author of Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day, for a discussion about Sherpa folklore and culture, revealing a world in which climbing is a lucrative career for young men but also a sin against the gods. He will also tell the story of how two Sherpas emerged from poverty and political turmoil to become two of the world's most skillful climbers – men who became heroes during the 2008 tragedy on K2, one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizers: Lillian Nakagawa and Cynthia Miyashita