Northwestern Connecticut Community College will host Everest: Two Perspectives, with eight time veteran climber Lhakpa Sherpa and Tunxis Community College Assistant Professor Mark Milewski, who reached the summit in 2016. Each will share their personal accounts of climbing the highest summit in the world.
Lhakpa Sherpa was born in Nepal, in the village of Makalu in Makalu Barun National Park. Sherpa attempted her seventh summit in 2015 but the earthquake in that region prevented her ascent. She returned again in 2016 and accomplished her seventh summit and again in the spring of 2017 for her eighth. She holds the world record for female mountaineers to reach the summit.
Mark Milewski is Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut, where he has taught since 2010. An avid outdoor enthusiast, his current goal is to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. Milewski reached his fifth peak on May 20, 2016, when he summited 29,029-foot Mount Everest during a 50-day expedition.
Both Milewski and Sherpa will bring their unique and varied climbing and lifestyle experience to the discussion, which is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Cultural Planning Committee and funded by NCCF and the Peggy Andl Fund.
October 3, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Founders Hall Auditorium
Northwestern CT Community College
Park Place East