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Wed, Feb 27, 7:30, 2019, The Cinematheque

Honouring High Places with Helen Rolfe

Climbing, Mountain Culture

Presented by Rocky Mountain Books

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The story of Junko Tabei: the first woman to climb Everest and the Seven Summits and a national hero in Japan.

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Wed, Feb 27, 2019, The Cinematheque
Evening – Doors 7:00pm Show 7:30pm


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Helen Rolfe

Japan’s Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb Mount Everest and to complete the Seven Summits, both significant events in mountaineering history. This presentation by Helen Rolfe focuses on the writing process of Honouring High Places, the first English telling of Tabei’s life. Mixed with readings, stories of recent travels to Japan to meet the Tabei family, and a slideshow, this presentation shares the human element of both the climber and the writer.

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