A Photographic Journey to the Top of the World

A Photographic Journey to the Top of the World

The Morrin Centre presents:

Everest: A Photographic Journey to the Top of the World

Quebec City, May 1, 2013 – On Tuesday, May 14, the Morrin Centre invites you to climb the world’s highest mountain with a man who has conquered it, Dr. Rob Casserley.

Rob-Casserley-Mount-EverestA family and emergency doctor on Prince Edward Island, Casserley has reached the summit of Mount Everest eight times—and is clearly still undaunted.

An article in 2012 observed that “a lot of climbers have died where he takes awe-inspiring photographs.” Using footage shot on these expeditions, Dr. Casserley will share his insights into what it takes to reach the peak of Everest, 8,848 metres above sea level. He will also discuss some of the issues at stake in the world of commercial climbing.

Rob Casserley holds the record of being the first Western climber to achieve two double summits of Everest within a week, once in 2007 and then again in 2010. He is also a trekking and mountain guide with a special interest in altitude and expedition medicine, and was featured in Everest ER, a 5-part BBC documentary series about medicine and climbing Everest.

In addition to his climbing achievements, in 2010 he rowed 2,900 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in a 23-foot rowboat. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Rob Casserley, hear his story and see his breathtaking photographs on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Morrin Centre.

Admission is free.
To reserve, please contact 418-694-9147 or info@morrin.org.

The summit of Mount Everest. Photo courtesy of Rob Casserley.

The summit of Mount Everest. Photo courtesy of Rob Casserley.

About the Morrin Centre
The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchange and offers a wide range of activities including library services, guided tours, readings by prominent authors, writing workshops, a writers’ festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Morrin Centre
44 Chaussée des Écossais
Quebec City, QC
G1R 4H3

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