Galen Rowell, a photographer and mountain climber, will present a slide show focusing on Tibet at the University of Utah's Kingsbury Hall Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Rowell's multimedia presentation, "Preservation and the Spirit of Adventure," is sponsored by the Sierra Club's Utah Chapter and a group called Friends of Tibet.Rowell, 50, is best known through his 10 large-format books, including one written in collaboration with the Dalai Lama called "My Tibet." He has illustrated National Geographic Magazine articles, and made more than 35 expeditions to Nepal, India, Pakistan, China, Tibet, Africa, Canada, Siberia, New Zealand, Patagonia and Norway. He is credited with the first one-day ascents of Mount McKinley in Alaska and Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Rowell is also the first to climb several peaks in the Himalaya Mountains. He made the highest ascent and descent of a mountain on skis, the 24,757-foot Mustagh Ata.
Doug Walton, publicity chairman for the Sierra Club's Utah Chapter, said tickets are available at Kingsbury Hall, REI, Waking Owl Books and Great Basin Nature Co.