Bernadette McDonald is an important figure in the Canmore/Banff area and well known throughout the world for her contributions to mountain and climbing literature and history.
Her newest book, Winter 8000: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains in the Coldest Season, again delves into the bravery, obsessions, joys, and tragedies of this special breed of people who live for mountain pursuits.
Join author, Associate Professor, and CBC personality Angie Abdou for a discussion with Bernadette about her research into climbing culture, what draws her to these mountaineering stories, what she has learned about obsession, suffering, and risk, and what compels people to engage in these uncomfortable and dangerous activities.
Angie Abdou has written six books and co-edited Writing the Body in Motion, a collection of essays on Canadian Sport Literature. A starred-review in New York’s Booklist declared her best-selling memoir, Home Ice: Reflections of a Reluctant Hockey Mom, “a first rate memoir and a fine example of narrative nonfiction.” Angie Abdou is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University. This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Memoir launches in April.
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