April 14, 2016 –
In the spring of 2014, Dr. Jon Kedrowski spent significant time and effort to accomplish skiing the 20 highest Cascade Volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest in 30 days. Jon, an author, avid ski mountaineer, and expedition guide, traveled up the West Coast starting with California's Mount Shasta on May 1st and finishing with Mount Baker in Washington on May 31st. Jon not only climbed and skiied the Volcanoes, but he also spent the night on the summits of some of the most iconic mountains of the Pacific Northwest, including peaks like Mount Hood, South Sister, Mount Thielsen, Mount Adams, and Mount Rainier.
Jon embarked on this journey following a similar adventure in 2011, when he became the first person to spend the night on the summits of the 58 Colorado 14ers and wrote his first book, Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado 14er High Bivys. His new book Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes will also be available at the event.
Jon has climbed 5 of the 7 continental summits, and summitted Mt Everest in 2012. He was also in Nepal on Everest in the Spring of 2015 when catastrophic earthquakes and a resulting avalanche struck the Everest Basecamp.
Join Jon for a virtual tour of the Volcanoes, including the sunrises, sunsets, weather, climate, and unique volcanology as well as the spectacular ski descents and ski potential, during this interactive multimedia presentation.