The remarkable story of one of the earliest trekkers to the base camp of Mount Everest. In 1967, with $200 in his pocket, twenty-two-year-old Peace Corps Volunteer Russ Staples heads for Nepal. Join Russ as he travels from a small village in South India, with little more than a borrowed backpack and youthful enthusiasm, to the base of the tallest mountain in the world, a journey that took forty days and included travel by planes, trains, busses, and rickshaws. Fifty years ago, the trek to Everest was not what it is today.
Join Russ as he shares his story. Refreshments will be served.