Kismet Rock Foundation, in partnership with Arc’teryx Boston, is excited to announce that we will be hosting a benefit event featuring climber Freddie Wilkinson on January 30th 2019 at 7PM.
Join New Hampshire climber, guide, and writer Freddie Wilkinson at the Arc’teryx Boston store for an evening of story-telling – from the White Mountains to the Himalayas & Antarctica and back again. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Kismet Rock Foundation.
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Climbing on the Southwest Ridge of Nuptse, October, 2010. Photo Courtesy of Freddie Wilkinson
From the teahouses of Nepal to obscure glaciers in Alaska to storm-lashed Patagonian spires, Freddie Wilkinson is a climber known for his infectious energy and original lines of ascent. In 2012, Wilkinson received the prestigious Piolet d’Or for making the first ascent of Saser Kangri II, the second highest unclimbed mountain in the world at the time. His climbing adventures have also been recognized with both the Robert Hicks Bates Award and the Lyman Spitzer Award from the American Alpine Club, the Mugs Stump Award, The McNeil- Nott Award, and a grant from the National Geographic Expeditions Council. In between adventures, Freddie makes his home in the hills of New Hampshire where he works as a writer and guide. His in-depth reporting on the 2008 K2 season changed public perception of the tragedy by telling the story through the eyes of the climbing-Sherpas, and resulted in the narrative non-fiction book One Mountain Thousand Summits (NAL/Penguin). His writing has appeared in Men’s Journal, Outside, The New York Times, Alpinist, Rock and Ice, and online at the Huffington Post. Wilkinson has also written and co-directed multiple short documentaries, including Life Coach (2017), Denali’s Raven (2017), and The Old Breed (2012). Through Cathedral Mountain Guides and Salt Pump Climbing Company, Freddie works hard on a daily basis to introduce people of all stripes to the fun of climbing.
Freddie’s Selected writings:
National Geographic: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/antarctica-climb/wilkinson-text
Foreign Policy: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/02/nepal-helicopters-earthquake-relief-everest/
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/opinion/yosemites-challenge-in-the-facetime-age.html?_r=0