Date(s) - Mon Oct 31
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Helen Rolfe is a professional writer and editor in mountain literature and in the field of avalanche and mountain safety. Her book titles include Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei (RMB, 2017) and Women Explorers: One Hundred Years of Courage and Audacity (Heritage House Publishing, 2003).
Japan’s Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb Mount Everest and to complete the Seven Summits, both significant events in mountaineering history. Raised in a strict Japanese culture, Tabei’s climbing feats broke the norm for women in her country and worldwide. Her role as a national hero after Everest enabled Tabei to be an influential spokesperson for mountain culture and the environment. Fuelled by the love of exploring new places, Tabei shaped her entire life around climbing. She passed away in 2016 at age 77.
Join Helen for her presentation of Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei as she shares stories from Tabei’s adventures