National Geographic Live! Point of No Return with Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson
Readings & Lectures
Think you’ve had a bad day at the office? If your workday didn’t feature grueling jungle hikes, dwindling rations, and life-threatening hypothermia, then it probably didn’t involve an attempt to summit Burma’s Hkakabo Razi, to determine if it is, indeed, Southeast Asia’s highest point. Decorated expedition adventurer and professional climber, Hilaree Nelson brings together the dramatic photographs of Cory Richards, with clips from Renan Ozturk’s searing documentary, Down to Nothing, to illustrate her account of the journey—in which the physical challenges were minor in comparison to the force of conflicting personalities. Hear, first-hand about the he tough decisions she had to make to keep the team together.