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Extreme mountaineer Ed Viesturs to give talk at Lake Tahoe

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Ed Viesturs has conquered Mt. Everest seven times.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Ed Viesturs, best-selling author and extreme adventure mountaineer, will share incredible stories about his life-and-death mountain expeditions in a talk called "No Shortcuts To The Top" to be presented at the Chateau in Incline Village on Monday, June 20.

Viesturs is the only American to have summited all of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.

The author of four gripping books, Viesturs was the key figure in the IMAX Everest Expedition documentary. He's conquered Everest seven times and was named National Geographic's 2005 Adventurer of the Year.

At 3:30 p.m. on June 20, there is a private cocktail party and a meet-and-greet with Viesturs at a private home for VIP ticket holders.

Then, doors open at the Chateau at 5:15 p.m. for an opportunity to preview silent auction and raffle items, which include trips to Nepal and Ecuador, airline flight vouchers, ethnic jewelry and textiles, high performance outdoor clothing, ski packages and more.

Complimentary snacks and a cash bar are available. The lecture begins at 6 p.m., followed by an exclusive dinner hosted at a lake-view home for VIP ticket holders.

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Tickets for the lecture are $30 per person in advance, and $35 after Friday, June 10. VIP tickets for the private cocktail party and lecture with reserved seating are $150 per person. VIP tickets for the cocktail party, lecture and exclusive dinner are $350 per person. Seating is limited, so RSVP by June 10.

The lecture and associated pre- and post-VIP events are presentend by Myths and Mountains, an Incline Village-based adventure travel company and proud corporate supporter of READ Global.

Myths and Mountains provides financial and in-kind support to READ, enabling it to build Community Library Resource Centers in Nepal, India and Bhutan and seed businesses to fully sustain and support them.

Call 775-832.5454 or email travel@mythsandmountains.com to make a reservation.

This article was provided by Myths and Mountains. Visit READEvent.org or MythsAndMountains.com to learn more.