Western Washington University's John All will discuss his new book, “Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edge of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet” Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at Village Books, 120 11th St.
All is a research professor of mountain environmental science at Western and founding director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute.
In his new book, All highlights the story of the 2014 icefall on Mount Everest that hit his team and killed 16 Sherpas. A month later while working in a nearby section of the Himalaya All fell 70 feet into a deep crevasse, broke 15 bones and nearly died. 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. 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.
The free event is part of Village Books' "Literature Live" speaker series. Click here for more information.