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Photo of Jon Kedrowski and Janbu Sherpa

From left, Jon Kedrowski, Ph.D., and Jangbu Sherpa at the Everest base camp after successfully summiting the peak in 2012. Kedrowski, a Colorado Mountain College adjunct faculty member, was at the base camp when last year’s massive earthquake hit. He will speak about that experience and how rebuilding efforts are progressing in Nepal during a Colorado Mountain College Women in Philanthropy talk on March 23 at CMC’s campus in Edwards. Photo Sandra Leduc

Colorado Mountain College in Edwards will host local mountaineer and CMC adjunct science faculty member Jon Kedrowski, Ph.D., with a reception, talk and book signing on March 23 titled “Everest: Rebuilding the Rooftop of the World.”

The event is part of the CMC Women in Philanthropy Lecture Series and will focus on Kedrowski’s experience at base camp during the 2015 earthquake and the ongoing efforts to rebuild the nation of Nepal.

He will also give a preview of his newest book, “Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest.”

Photo of Jon Kedrowski on Mount Baker

Jon Kedrowski, Ph.D., here on Mount Baker, skied the 20 highest volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest Cascade Range – in just 30 days. He’ll be previewing his newest book, “Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest,” and talking about being at the Everest base camp during last year’s Nepal earthquake, at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on March 23. Photo Ivan Larsen

The evening, which is free and open to the public, begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Colorado Mountain College Edwards campus, followed by Kedrowski’s lecture at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds of Kedrowski’s book and his Nepalese photos on display will benefit the CMC Foundation and the Sherpa Foundation. Colorado Mountain College in Edwards is at 150 Miller Ranch Road. Contact 569-2900, coloradomtn.edu/campuses/Edwards for more information.