Gerry Roach in Conversation at BookBar

Gerry Roach, one of the most accomplished Colorado Mountaineers, author of Colorado's 14ers, Colorado's 13ers, and Colorado's Indian Peaks will be here at BookBar in conversation with mountain athlete, Anthony Dominic. 

After climbing Mount Everest in 1983, Gerry Roach went on to become the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents in 1985. In over 60 years of mountaineering that span 7 different calendar decades, Gerry has climbed in dozens of states and countries. He has been on 29 Alaskan expeditions, 10 Andean expeditions and 7 Himalayan expeditions, including first ascents in the kingdom of Bhutan. In 1997, he summited 26,360-foot Gasherbrum II in the Karakorum without supplemental oxygen. In 2000, Gerry became the first person to climb the ten highest peaks in North America. After this climb, he was the subject of a Fast and Light article in Rock and Ice. In 2003, Gerry became the first person to climb every major peak over 16,000 feet in North America. Gerry is a member of the Colorado Mountain Club, the Highpointers Club, the Sierra Club, and the American Alpine Club.

Closer to home, Gerry has climbed more than 2,000 peaks in Colorado, including all the Fourteeners, which he completed for the first time in 1975. He finished climbing every ranked Thirteener in Colorado in 2010. He finished climbing every named and ranked peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park in 2001. He has also climbed every peak in the Colorado counties of Boulder, Gilpin and Clear Creek, and every named peak in Jefferson County. He completed visits to all 64 Colorado counties in 2001, and became the tenth person to achieve this feat. He is also a member of the coveted Highpointers’ Double Century Club for visiting more than 250 county summits nationwide, and he has done all 50 of the US State Summits. In 2004, Gerry completed the 99 classic desert peaks on the Sierra Club’s fabled Desert Peaks List. Pursuing another venue, Gerry has visited the highpoints of 55 of the 59 US National Parks.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm