Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Monson Summerfest – Featured Speaker

Maine writer, historian and storyteller Jeffrey Ryan will share the story of the incredible Himalayan climbing expedition mounted in 1924 by Monson native Terris Moore. The peak of Minya Konka, which was rumored to be “higher than Everest” drew Moore and three fellow climbers to attempt the summit, a feat that required them to brave a raging war, and a 1,000-mile trip up the Yangtze River before they even donned their climbing gear. Their trip (which gained little notoriety beyond the climbing community at the time) is still considered to be one of the greatest climbing achievements of all time. To this day, less than 20 people have successfully summited the mountain and made it safely down — and Terris Moore was the first.

The venue for the talk will be updated as soon as it is finalized.

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Jul 20 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Monson Summerfest 2024
Main Street, Monson, Maine
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