Event Title

Climbing Mount Everest: Larry Nielson, Interviewed by Paul Madison

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Description

Western Athletics Historian Paul Madison interviews Western Athletic Hall of Famer Larry Nielson about his historic climb of Mount Everest. On May 7, 1983, Nielson, along with three other Americans and a Nepalese Sherpa, summited the peak from the southeast ridge located on the Nepal-China border. Nielson was the first American to climb Mount Everest without using bottled oxygen. Nielson's achievement is one of the dozens of stories Paul Madison has recounted from the history of Western Athletics in his "Carver Memories" project as Western Athletics Historian. In his project Madison has drawn upon the decades of experience and records he accumulated over his nearly 50-year career as WWU Sports Information Director, and he has also used collections and support from both University Archives and Records Management and Special Collections.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

17-1-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

17-1-2017 1:30 PM

Location

Western Libraries Special Collections

Resource Type

Moving Image

Format

video/mp4

Duration

01:31:00

Language

English

Title of Series

Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers

Contributing Repository

Digital object made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Program

University Archives

Rights

This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University. Any cited materials must be attributed to the Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers series, University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Identifier

HRDS_20170117_NielsonMadison

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Mountaineering; Mountains--Difficulty of ascent; Mountaineering--Everest, Mount (China and Nepal); Mountaineering--Physiological aspects

Geographic Coverage

Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

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Climbing Mount Everest: Larry Nielson, Interviewed by Paul Madison

Western Libraries Special Collections

Western Athletics Historian Paul Madison interviews Western Athletic Hall of Famer Larry Nielson about his historic climb of Mount Everest. On May 7, 1983, Nielson, along with three other Americans and a Nepalese Sherpa, summited the peak from the southeast ridge located on the Nepal-China border. Nielson was the first American to climb Mount Everest without using bottled oxygen. Nielson's achievement is one of the dozens of stories Paul Madison has recounted from the history of Western Athletics in his "Carver Memories" project as Western Athletics Historian. In his project Madison has drawn upon the decades of experience and records he accumulated over his nearly 50-year career as WWU Sports Information Director, and he has also used collections and support from both University Archives and Records Management and Special Collections.