On Thursday, June 28 at 6:00PM at Topsham Public Library, Ed Webster, author of the White Mountain rock climbing guidebooks, will present his newest lecture about the recreational development of Mt. Washington, known as Agiocochook, by the native Abenaki. Webster will discuss his unique collection of early artwork, stereophotographs, and pictures taken by 1920s and ‘30s rock and ice climbers and skiers and share little-known stories and anecdotes that he has unearthed in his research. Come and enjoy this illustrated lecture about every New Englanders’ favorite mountain.
Ed Webster began rock climbing at age eleven. Now a veteran of seven Himalayan expeditions, Ed is one of America’s best-known rock climbers and Himalayan mountaineers. Webster’s writing and photographs have, additionally, been published worldwide in over fifty magazine articles, in Alpinist, Climbing, Rock & Ice, Popular Mechanics, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, National Geographic Books, and the Sierra Club. He has authored five books including all three editions of his definitive guidebook, Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Climbing in the Magic Islands; and his best-selling autobiography Snow in the Kingdom, My Storm Years on Everest.
This program is open to the public, and is sponsored by Topsham Dental Arts. The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham.