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Adventure slideshow tonight at library

By Meg Wempe
Special to The PREVIEW

In case you missed the information last week, the library staff wants to be sure to tell you —  or remind you — about tonight’s special program.

Do you consider yourself an adventurer?

Enjoy hearing about other people’s explorations?

Are you interested in Alaska?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions, then the Ruby Sisson Library has a special event tonight (Thursday, May 16) at 6 p.m. that you’ll want to be sure not to miss.

Jim Hale, author of “An Alaskan Life of High Adventure,” will be at the library to share his stories about his unique Denali expedition.  Imagine hang gliding at over 20,000 feet!  Hear firsthand accounts from the expedition’s co-leader.  Learn what happened when he and other people tried launching from North America’s highest peak.  Hale will present a slideshow of his Denali hang gliding expedition, and answer questions from the audience.

Born in Alaska, Hale did a lot of exploration, both in climbing and guiding people to the top of Denali.  According to a radio interview, he saw it as “a natural thing” to continue with exploring.  Having lived in Alaska for many years, including when it was a territory and not yet a state, he can share how he has seen Alaska change.  Come hear some of his tales of Alaskan adventures including miraculous escapes.

What kind of special preparation was planned for Denali?  Was the hang gliding adventure a success?  Has it been attempted since?  Find out the answer to these questions — and more — tonight, May 16.

Books will be available for purchase along with author signing.

Registration is not required.

If you have  questions, call 264-2209.

This story was posted on May 16, 2013.