Val Hovland '98, SM '98 on Mt. Everest

Val Hovland '98, SM '98 on Mt. Everest

Last spring Val Hovland ′98, SM ′98 set to work on a project she had diligently prepared for: climbing Mt. Everest. She knew the odds—roughly 2/3 of climbers fail to summit Everest—and she had read Into Thin Air,  Jon Krakauer’s account of his 1996 ascent in which eight climbers died on the mountain. She went for it anyway, and while en route, she managed to make a movie. Read more about Hovland’s adventure and watch her trailer below.

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If you’re near Golden, CO, you can meet Hovland TOMORROW (Wednesday, April 22) and learn more about her trip. She’ll be speaking at the American Mountaineering Center at 710 10th St. between 7 and 8:30pm. Register online at https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/register-login.vm?eventID=29083&groupID=148