Author Brot Coburn speaks to Vail audiences about his newest Everest book, ‘The Vast Unknown’

20th September, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — Few Americans can speak with more authority on the Himalayas and the history of Everest than writer Brot Coburn, and this Wednesday, he brings the story of the first American expedition up Mount Everest to the Vail Valley.Coburn, a speaker, humanitarian and author of three books about Mount Everest, will be presenting his latest book, “The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest,” which chronicles the first American expedition to Mount Everest in 1963. Local Dick Pownall, who was a member of that expedition, and mountaineer Jon Kedrowski will also be on hand to help bring the story …

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