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Walking Mountains hosting Everest climber

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AVON, Colorado – Jon Kedrowski wants you to climb your own Everest.

The Everest climber graduated from the top of his Eagle Valley High School class and will be at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon to talk about it and sign some books.

Kedrowski essentially climbed Mount Everest twice in a week. He summited Everest after a sudden storm forced him to turn around 800 feet from the top. The death toll from that storm claimed seven people, making it the worst Everest tragedy in a decade and a half. Kedrowski endangered his own life while helping save stranded climbers.

During his presentation, Kedrowski will take through that experience and discuss his book about sleeping atop every 14,000 foot peak in Colorado in one summer. That quest was one of the ways he prepared mentally and physically for his Everest expedition.

Kedrowski will be joined by Eagle County schools alum Chris Anthony, one of the world’s top extreme skiers.

The event is being presented by the Education Foundation of Eagle County, a private foundation that raises funds in support of Eagle County’s public schools.