Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger

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Veteran Kansas City TV reporter  Bev Chapman screens and discusses her new documentary about Nawang Gombu, who became the first man to twice scale Mount Everest, re-imagined mountaineering, and has championed Sherpa culture.
Bev Chapman
Sunday, July 28, 2013
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

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.