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Firsthand account: Treacherous week on Mt. Everest

Colorado Mesa University's Outdoor Program presents its next Wednesday Night Wanderings featuring Dr. Jon Kedrowski 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Kedrowski will recount his story of the events leading up to one of the deadliest nights in the history of Mount Everest. On May 19 and 20, 2012, winds and bad weather turned violent, killing seven people and stranding others high on the mountain.

Hear about his team's effort to get back down the mountain safely, only to return a week later for a second attempt for the world's highest peak. Come and see the unbelievable determination it takes to climb in the "Death Zone."

Kedrowski, a Vail native, is an accomplished climber with hundreds of accents on peaks around the world. He's also the first person to camp and spend the night on top of Colorado's 55 official 14ers. His book, "Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys" will be available.

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