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Denver, Colorado

Speaker Series: Almost Everest

Listen to tales of a life spent mountaineering, and the ultimate challenge: Everest.

In ironic fashion, Wes got his climbing start in Florida when his roommate, and eventual Everest summiteer, invited him to the climbing gym. It was love at first belay and as soon as he moved to Washington state a few months later he sought out and completed a climbing course offered through The Mountaineers.

Eventually venturing into almost all forms of climbing (rock, ice, snow, glacier, alpine), Wes began to work toward a goal he had set his sights on when he learned about its existence as a small kid growing up in rural west Texas: Mt. Everest. With progressively higher climbs in Europe and South America, and innumerable training climbs in the U.S., Wes got a chance to live his life long dream and climbing goal in the spring of 2017.

Join The Denver Obscura Society and Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project for a tale of literal and figurative highs and lows. 


  • Guests with tickets will receive 25% off drinks at Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. Please bring a valid ID and your ticket. Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • This is the fourth event in partnership with the Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project. To check forthcoming speakers or to see more information, go to https://www.sojournerbeers.com/ and http://atlasobscura.com/denver
  • Email james.oneill@atlasobscura.com with any questions.

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