Nat Geo Live: Untamed Antarctica

“Untamed Antarctica” with Cory Richards and Mike Libecki.
Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm

Few had seen it, and no one had ever set foot on it. And when they got there, they found out why. “It” was Bertha’s Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’s Wohlthat Range. And “they” were Cory Richards, a photographer, filmmaker, and climber who participated in (and filmed) the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, and Mike Libecki, a veteran of over 40 climbing expeditions and first ascents on five continents, plus Oceania. Having photographed the peak from a distance on a previous trip to Queen Maud Land, Libecki was eager to get closer still. “I’ve got the keys to the castle,” he said. So, joined by two other companions, he and Richards set off on a National Geographic-supported mission to explore and climb—if possible—in the Wohlthats.

National Geographic Live Breckenridge is a three-part speaker series that showcases the world through the eyes of great explorers, filmmakers, and photographers. The Breckenridge program, which is the first National Geographic Live series in Colorado, will expose rarely seen perspectives on exploration through the often-daring experiences of National Geographic personalities. See the entire series and purchase tickets, click HERE.

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