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National Geographic Live Presents


Climber and Photographer Cory Richards

National Geographic Live Presents Climber and Photographer Cory Richards

A climber and visual storyteller, Cory Richards was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. His camera has taken him from the controlled and complex studio to the wild and remote corners of the world, from the unclimbed peaks of Antarctica to the Himalaya of Nepal and Pakistan—all in an attempt to capture not only the soul of adventure and exploration but also the beauty inherent in our modern society.

Richards is a passionate mountain climber on the Eddie Bauer athletic team and has carved a niche as one of the world’s leading adventure and expedition photographers. His photography has appeared in National Geographic Magazine, Outside, and the New York Times, and his film work has won awards at nearly every major adventure film festival, including the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

“#LifeNoFilter” with Cory Richards

Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

The Cloister Ballroom

Cory Richards’ life has followed an irregular arc. Climbing at five, a high school dropout at 14, and the first American to climb an 8,000-meter peak in winter at 29, his path has been anything but “normal.” Perhaps it’s those experiences that have lent to Richards’ insatiable pursuit and passion for exposing the story and richness of the human element. “As a climber, much of his work has extended from expeditions to the greater ranges of the world Expeditions are an incredible opportunity to see who people are and how they respond to struggle, both external and internal…and it’s that that tells a great story.”

Join Cory Richards for a look at his adventures in the world’s remote places including an expedition to Antarctica. Complimentary. Reservations required, .

An Intimate Dinner with Cory Richards

Friday, June 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Join Cory Richards for an intimate dinner and conversation. À la carte. Limited seating. Reservation required, .

Finding My Way: the Story of a National Geographic Photographer

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Beach Club Theater

Trying to figure out what to do after high school?  Grab your friends and join us on Saturday, June 24, when National Geographic Explorer Cory Richards, a high school dropout without a steady home by the age of 14, shares how he found an outlet in extreme adventure and developed his voice through photography. Richards would go on to be named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012 for being the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter. The film he coproduced about this climb, “Cold,” would go on to win the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2012. He is currently a National Geographic Photography Fellow who spends his time telling the story of our planet through pictures.

Cory will talk for an hour in the Beach Club Theater, then guide a 45-minute photographic walk around the property.  Bring your cameras or smart phones! Limited availability. Reservations required.