past event

Winter Words with Professional Climber and New York Times Best-selling Memoirist Tommy Caldwell

The 22nd annual Winter Words series features writers at the height of their careers – from a Pulitzer Prize winner, to a journalist on the front lines of the #MeToo movement and a rock climber setting records on the world’s toughest climbs. Expand your reading list and your world at five author events held in Aspen throughout the ski season

Tommy Caldwell grew up in Colorado. He has made dozens of notable ascents, and many consider him the best all-around rock climber in the world. In 2014 he was chosen as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year, and in 2015 the American Alpine Club awarded him Lifetime Honorary Membership, its highest honor. Caldwell, a frequent contributor to Alpinist, Climbing, and Rock and Ice magazines, lives in the town where he first learned to climb, Estes Park, Colorado, with his wife and their son and daughter. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, “The Push: A Climber’s Search for the Path.”

Moderator: Penn Newhard of Backbone Media

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Book signing to follow. Explore Booksellers will have copies of “The Push” available for purchase.
All Aspen Words members are invited to attend a reception with Tommy following the event.

Event information
Tue Jan 8, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Paepcke Auditorium
1000 N. 3rd St.
Aspen, CO