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View of James Peak in the Rain by Samuel Seymour, 1820
First Known Man’s and Woman’s Ascents of Pikes Peak
Mountaineering History Recounted by John Stansfield, Storyteller and Writer

A free virtual program presented by Wild Connections
Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 7:00 to 8:15 PM

Which Native Americans might have first summited the 14,000' heights of Pikes Peak, we do not know. But the stories of the adventuring young European-American woman and man first known to reach the peak are well worth retelling.

Join Colorado storyteller, John Stansfield, to hear about the natural and personal discoveries when Edwin James, in 1820, and Julia Archibald Holmes, in 1858, made their climbs. Historic illustrations will enliven the stories. Appropriate for school-age children to adults.

The free broadcast on Zoom is sponsored by Wild Connections, a conservation organization, working to identify, protect and restore public lands in central Colorado.

Jul 22, 2020 07:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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