Mountaineer and author John Bragg

Alpine climbing in Patagonia – The early years

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CAMDEN — The Fitz Roy area of Patagonia, once the far frontier of world alpinism, is still remote but is now a well-traveled center for climbing and trekking. However, the mountains of Patagonia outside of the Fitz Roy group remain a site of mystery and adventure.

Mountaineer and author John Bragg has been traveling to this far tip of South America to climb and explore for more than thirty years.

On Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m., at the Camden Public Library, Bragg will provide a multi-media presentation describing several expeditions, from the first ascent of Torre Egger to the second ascent of Cerro Torre, to explorations and climbs in remote areas.

Along the way, he will detail some of the early history of the area, as well as of the early climbs, including one of the great mysteries of modern mountaineering, the claimed first ascent of Cerro Torre.

Told in pictures, music, narration, and animation, this presentation shows not only one man’s adventures, but further provides a window into the climbing world’s enduring obsession with the mountains of Patagonia, according to the Library, in a news release..

Bragg will also talk about his novel, The Broom of God, a mystery/thriller set in remote Chilean Patagonia. 

Event Date: 

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00pm

Event Location: 

Camden Public Library

Address: 

55 Main Street
Camden  Maine
United States