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Katie Ives in Conversation with Ken Wilcox, Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams - IN PERSON

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Thu, 11/11/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join us in the Readings Gallery for another great event as part of the Nature of Writing series, in partnership with our friends at the North Cascades Institute

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An evocative, thoughtful true tale of mountain adventure and mystery, Imaginary Peaks uses an infamous deception about a fake mountain range in British Columbia as a lens to examine our fascination with wild places and the lure of blank spaces on the map. 

KATIE IVES is editor in chief at Alpinist magazine, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Outside, The Rumpus, and Adventure Journal, as well as the anthologies Rock, Paper, Fire: The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing and Waymaking: An Anthology of Women’s Adventure Writing, Poetry, and Art. In 2016 she received the H. Adams Carter Literary Award from the American Alpine Club. She has participated in the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program and served as a judge for the Boardman-Tasker Award, and a jury member, panelist, and panel moderator at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. She lives in Cambridge, Vermont. Imaginary Peaks is her first book.

Ken Wilcox is a long-time Bellingham resident, co-founder of the Bellingham Mountaineers, and author of several regional trail guides, including Hiking Whatcom County. He served with Harvey Manning and other Northwest conservation greats on the board of the North Cascades Conservation Council ( for more than 25 years. Ken was also the editor and publisher of Manning's Wilderness Alps: Conservation and Conflict in Washington's North Cascades (2007).

Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams By Katie Ives Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680515411
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: Mountaineers Books - September 14th, 2021

Hiking Whatcom County (7th Edition) By Ken Wilcox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996225922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tired Dogs Press - October 18th, 2021