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  • Finding the Words for Adventure with Geoff Powter

    Sat. May 18 | 3 – 4:30pm | Whistler Public Library | Free

    Geoff PowterWriting the lives of a tribe can be a challenge. With their unique rituals, totems and taboos, tribes can be hard for outsiders to understand — and this is as true for the tribe of outdoor adventurers as it is for any other. Join award-winning book and magazine author Geoff Powter as he tells the stories behind the stories in his new anthology Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People, and considers what it takes to get adventure writing right. Coffee and treats will fuel the conversation.

    Geoff Powter is a long time climber and adventurer with 13 Himalayan expeditions and dozens of Canadian first ascents on his resume. He is the winner of 14 National Magazine Awards including both the Gold and Silver awards in the same year in the Sports Journalism category.Powter was the Founding Editor of Polar Circus, and Editor of The Canadian Alpine Journal for 13 years. He is the author of two previous books — Canadian Summits and Strange and Dangerous Dreams: The Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness. His latest book is Inner Ranges: An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People.