Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 pm Canyon Community Center 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale, Utah
Between 1986 and 1995 the first five women made it to the summit of the worldäó»s second highest mountain. By 1998 they were all dead; three on descent and two climbing on other 8000 meter mountains. This documentary examines their lives and reveals how and why each of them perished in the perilous world of high altitude. Pictured above is Wanda Rutkiewicz at base camp after her ascent in 1986.
Jennifer Jordan is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and screenwriter, with many years experience as a journalist, broadcast producer, and radio and television news anchor. Her most recent projects are the documentary 3000 Cups of Tea and the memoir Perfect Strangers, which she wrote with one of the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Previously she wrote Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women of K2 as well as a documentary on the same subject for National Geographic, Women of K2.