Western Washington University Environmental Science faculty member John All will discuss his new book, “Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edge of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13 at Seattle Town Hall.
Besides his role as an educator, All is an experienced mountaineer, lawyer and a global explorer. As a climate-change researcher, he has explored many remote regions – from the plains of Africa to the jungles of Panama to the summit of Mount Everest – while examining how the planet and local people respond to anthropogenic environmental change.
In his new book, All highlights the story of the 2014 icefall on Mount Everest that hit his team and killed a total of 16 Sherpas and his subsequent near death experience when he fell 70-feet into a deep crevasse and broke 15 bones while working a month later in a nearby section of the Himalaya. He uses his adventures from across the world to illustrate how humans can build resilient socio-ecological systems and adapt to a changing world climate.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at townhallseattle.org. For more information on his book or his research, visit www.johnall.com or contact him at Western Washington University at (360) 650-7630.