Mike Libecki and Cory Richards: Untamed Antarctica
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 11:15 AM, HSS 165
Photographs courtesy Cory Richards
Few had seen it, and no one had ever set foot on it. Those factors made Bertha’s
Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’s remote Wohlthat Range, irresistible to a
small team of accomplished climbers led by veteran Mike Libecki.
Irresistible⎯but also nearly inaccessible. As reported in the September 2013
National Geographic, Libecki, climber-photographer Cory Richards, and two
colleagues battled extreme cold, furious katabatic winds, and fickle weather in an
epic, ten-day climb to the summit. Join Libecki and Richards for a humorous but
gripping firsthand account of this first ascent at the bottom of the world.
David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes: Coral, Fire, and Ice
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11:15 AM, HSS 165Photographs courtesy Kelly Stremmel (left) and David Doubilet (right)
Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual
voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater
photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist
Jennifer Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National
Geographic. Join them to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay,
Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world
beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales,
wolfish and harp seals. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share
the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.