Freddie Wilkinson on Cold River Radio Show

White Birch books recently sent news of the upcoming episode of Cold River Radio:

New Hampshire Adventure Writer Freddie Wilkinson Featured on Cold River Radio Show at Theater in the Wood
Sunday, January 26, 7:00 p.m.

North Conway, NHNorth Conway is no stranger to mountain tragedies, sitting in the shadow of Mt. Washington. Yet the area thankfully hasn’t experienced the scale of calamity that often happens on K2. The account of one of the deadliest and most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history – the 2008 K2 disaster – as recounted in One Mountain Thousand Summits by local adventure writer Freddie Wilkinson, will be featured on January’s Cold River Radio Show. The live show is scheduled for Sunday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m. up at the Theater in the Wood. Music, stories, books and a plain old-fashioned good time are keystones of this quintessentially New England variety radio show.

The Cold River Radio Show features exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers to introduce listeners to the unique culture of the Northeast. Hosted by musician and writer, Jonathan Sarty, and the Cold River band, the show is recorded live before a studio audience at the beautiful, state of the art Theater in the Wood.

This month’s local author shares his harrowing tale in One Mountain Thousand Summits, which reveals the true story of the K2 tragedy that claimed the lives of eleven men. Based on his numerous trips to Nepal and in-depth interviews he conducted with the survivors, the families of the lost climbers and the Sherpa guides whose heroic efforts saved the lives of at least four climbers, Wilkinson's narrative uncovers what actually occurred on the mountain, while delivering a criticism of the mainstream press's incomplete coverage of the event, and an insightful look into the lives of the six Sherpas who were involved.

From the teahouses of Khumbu Himal to obscure glaciers of the Alaska Range to storm-lashed Patagonian spires, Wilkinson is an alpinist known for his infectious energy and original lines of ascent. As an adventure writer known for his original and substantive style, his writing has appeared in Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Outside, The New York Times, Alpinist, Rock and Ice, and online at the Huffington Post. Wilkinson has also written and co-directed two documentary films, The Old Breed (2012), which won awards from the Kendall Mountain Festival and the Boulder Adventure Film Festival, and the upcoming The Sanctity of Space (2014). He lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where he is a partner at Cathedral Mountain Guides and frequently lectures on adventure topics.

            Tickets for Cold River Radio Show are on pre-sale for $25 at White Birch Books and at Theater of the Wood on the day of the event. Receive a $5 discount on a ticket when combined with the purchase of this month’s featured book. White Birch Books is located in North Conway Village just south of the park, across from TD Banknorth. For more information about the event, or to reserve a copy of One Mountain Thousand Summits, call White Birch Books at 603-356-3200. You can also visit www.whitebirchbooks.com or www.facebook.com/whitebirchbooks. More information on the Cold River Radio Show can be found by visiting http://www.jonathansarty.com/coldriverradio/.

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