Opening Reception - On High: Cartography of Topography

Join us at the museum on January 29, 2009, for a special opening event with prominent map collector Wes Brown, whose maps form the basis for this important and exclusive exhibit.

The historic map is that unique artifact that combines art, culture, history, science, and style, and so attracts people on a multitude of levels. Some will gaze at a map for the sake of possibility: how do I get from here to there, and where will I pass through?

Indeed, it is a passion for exploration—whether in the field or in the mind—that attracts so many people to maps.

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The BWAMM Speakers Series presents: An Evening with Maurice Isserman & Everest pioneer Tom Hornbein

Isserman’s book, Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering From the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes shares unforgettable stories of the history of the world’s highest peaks and the climbers who challenged their lofty summits. Its in-depth research gives us unique insights into previously unknown controversies, mysteries, and dramas.

Isserman will join Everest pioneer Tom Hornbein for a conversation about the history of Himalayan climbing. Hornbein made the first ascent of the West Ridge of Everest in 1963 with Willi Unsoeld.

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