Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
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.