Vern Tejas joins us on this Outdoor Explorer to talk about his extraordinary climbing career. Vern was the first to climb Denali solo in the winter, a story in which this public radio station played a unique role, and he has climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents at least 10 times, and has done them faster than anyone else. But what impressed us even more about Vern was his warmth and his healthy philosophy about climbing, safety and people.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Vern Tejas, known for Denali’s first solo winter ascent, the first solo of Mt. Vinson (Antarctica’s highest), first winter ascent of Mt. Logan (Canada’s highest) and as lead guide for Col. Norman Vaughan’s first ascent of Mt. Vaughan in remote Antarctica.
- “Seventy Summits: Life in the Mountains” available from Amazon
- A bio about Vern
- Wikipedia page about Vern Tejas
- Bike/Ski/Raft Denali Traverse
BROADCAST: Thursday, October 12, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, October 19, 2017. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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