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Conquering your own Mount Everest

Kedrowski ascended the Mexican mountain, Iztaccihuatl, in 2009.
Kedrowski ascended the Mexican mountain, Iztaccihuatl, in 2009.
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Jon Kedrowski shares the challenges and the payoffs of conquering Mount Everest in the talk, "Climb Your Own Everest: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone," with Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Dean Penelope Moyers, Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall on the University's St. Paul campus (#24 on the map).  

He will discuss how facing challenges and perservering in difficult circumstances can help anyone reach new heights.

An assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at Central Washington University, Kedrowski ascended the 58 highest mountains (called "14ers" because the peaks exceed 14,000 feet) in Colorado before he turned 18.

He will share his experience climbing Mount Everest in 2012 while witnessing and surviving one of the worst tragedies on the mountain in recent times.

“In order to be successful in life you have to accept and embrace being uncomfortable on some level in order to push forward and achieve," says Kedrowski.

Kedrowski will use real-world examples including new findings from his groundbreaking project of sleeping on the summits of all 58 Colorado 14ers from sunset to sunrise in 95 days.

The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

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July 22, 2014 by Julie Michener

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