For the first time since returning from the summit of Mount Everest in June of this year, Port Townsend native Leif Whittaker will present stories and photographs from his expedition to the top of the world. Surrounded by water and mountains from birth, Leif developed a passion for the outdoors that has also taken him to the highest summits of Antarctica and South America. “Port Townsend is a great jumping-off place for outdoor adventure,” he says. “Now I want to share my experiences with the community.” The slide show presentation will be followed by a Q&A with his father, Jim Whittaker, who was the first American to summit Mt. Everest, on May 1, 1963.
The presentation will take place in the Maritime Meeting Room (upstairs, yellow building) of the Northwest Maritime Center, on Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00pm. Tickets go on sale October 1st and are available at Wildernest Outdoor Store in downtown Port Townsend and at the Wooden Boat Chandlery in the Northwest Maritime Center. Cost is $15 if purchased in advance, $12 for Northwest Maritime Center members, or $20 at the door on the night of the event if space remains. Proceeds benefit youth outdoor education programs at the Northwest Maritime Center. Seating is limited so get your tickets early! Cash and check only please.
Wildernest Outdoor Store is located at 929 Water Street in downtown Port Townsend, Washington. It is next to Waterfront Pizza on the block between Tyler Street and Taylor Street.
The Wooden Boat Chandlery is located at 431 Water Street in the downstairs of the Northwest Maritime Center on the corner of Manroe Street and Water Street.
If you have any questions just leave them as comments on the page. Hope to see you all there!