Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger
All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.
Bev Chapman screens and discusses her new documentary about Nawang Gombu, who became the first man to twice scale Mount Everest, pioneered a safer style of mountaineering in the Himalayas, and became a champion of Sherpa culture.
Heart of a Tiger was filmed in Colorado, Washington state, California, Switzerland, Austria, and India, and features early mountaineers like Jim Whittaker, “Bull” Kumar, and Jim Wickwire.
Chapman was for 26 years a reporter for KMBC-TV. She retired in 2010.