BOONE—Well-known rock climbers David Roberts and Alex Honnold will speak at Appalachian State University March 19 as part of the annual Banff Film Festival screenings. Their visit is sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons’ Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library.
Roberts is a noted adventurer, climber and author. Honnold is a world-class climber. While the festival is sold out, their talk is free and open to the public.
From 2-3 p.m. March 19, Roberts and Honnold will present the talk “Writing About Adventure – For a Living” in the Schaeffer Center for the Performing Arts. A question and answer session will follow. Later in the day, from 5:30-7 p.m., Roberts and Honnold will sign their book “Alone on the Wall.” Books will be available for purchase.
“We could not be more thrilled to have these two legends in Boone,” said Rich Campbell, associate director of Appalachian’s Outdoor Programs. “There is probably no pair who better represent the history, present state and future of outdoor adventuring than these two people. It’s our hope that those who cannot attend the Banff Film Festival will be able to come out and hear David and Alex’s talk.”
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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