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Ed Webster to speak at FHS on October 4th 10:15am

posted Oct 2, 2013, 5:21 AM by mjozokos@sau61.org

Mountaineer, Motivational Lecturer, Author, Photojournalist, Publisher

Description: C:\Users\brianhawker\Desktop\1988 Ed Webster Portrait SM.jpgEd Webster is one of America’s most well-known mountaineers and rock climbers. Born 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts, he started climbing at age eleven after his mother got him a library book about Mt. Everest. He has climbed at most of America’s major rock climbing areas, making three ascents of Yosemite Valley’s 3,000-foot-high precipice El Capitan, plus has done significant climbs in Canada, the British Isles, Europe, and Scandinavia. Several of his first ascents are world-famous: including his two rock climbs, Super Crack in Utah and The Scenic Cruise in Colorado—but he is best known for the climb whose story he will be sharing with us today, his 1988 new route, ascended without oxygen bottles, radios, or any Sherpa assistance, up the most isolated, dangerous and difficult flank of the highest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest. Ed has authored five books, including his best-selling Everest climbing autobiography, describing all three of his expeditions to Mt. Everest, titled Snow in the Kingdom, My Storm Years on Everest. Ed currently lives in Harpswell, Maine with his wife and 10-year-old daughter.