Climbing Your Own Everest Dr. Jon Kedrowski presentation
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Join us for an event in partnership with Walking Mountains on September 26th at 6:30pm! Dr. Jon Kedrowski – Eagle Valley High School graduate, acclaimed author, and world class mountaineer will be here to share tales of his journeys and experiences as they relate to the world of business. He will also be on hand to sign his new book, Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys. A benefit for the Education Foundation of Eagle County – EFEC has earmarked the funds raised at Jon’s speaking event to send Eagle County school children who have not yet had the opportunity to participate, to a Walking Mountains educational experience.
Mountain Geographer Dr. Jon Kedrowski and Meteorologist Chris Tomer joined forces in 2011 for a groundbreaking project. Kedrowski slept on the summit of all 55 Colorado 14ers from sunset to sunrise in 95 days. Tomer joined Kedrowski for many of the bivys and provided real-time weather analysis and forecasts throughout the project. Most climbers (99.99%) start to ascend predawn to avoid afternoon thunderstorms; Kedrowski and Tomer did just the opposite by hiking during the stormiest part of each day in order to make the summits before sunset. It’s never been done before.
Kedrowski and Tomer’s incredible story is published by Westcliffe/Big Earth (Boulder, CO) in a full-color coffee-table style book, Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys. The book contains high resolution photography of every summit, sunsets and sunrises, harrowing stories of rogue storms, bear attacks, and peak-specific discussions of meteorology and geography from Tomer and Kedrowski, experts in their respective fields. Most importantly, this book is a story about teamwork, taking risks, and climbing the proverbial mountain of life. The lessons on the mountain are a blueprint for leadership and success in life, both personally and professionally. Often in business, the only way to succeed and move forward is through productive struggle and deliberate practice, and these are real life values that Kedrowski and Tomer have faced throughout their 15 years as mountain climbing and business partners. The duo will share their stories of success, failures, and efficiency in the mountains and link their principles to the world of business.
“Sleeping on the summits was one of the most difficult accomplishments of my life so far and was almost tougher than climbing Mount Everest this past May. Linking eight 14ers on consecutive nights required me to dig deeper than ever before in order to achieve success. Even with Tomer’s excellent weather forecasts, I was still nearly killed by lightning on Mount Harvard.”
Location: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon, CO
Fees: $15 suggested donation, underwrites the cost of sending one student on a Walking Mountains Science Center school field program.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Education Foundation of Eagle County at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (970) 390-8115.