Honoring Willi Unsoeld’s Legacy

Willi Unsoeld leads a tour

Pictured above leading early Evergreen students on a special campus tour, Willi Unsoeld was a pioneering mountaineer whose first ascent of Everest’s West Ridge made him a legend.

After his passing, donors established The Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series to honor his work and memory.

This year’s event ties to Willi’s guiding philosophy that “the ultimate goal of all education is to help people treat each other better.”  Dr. Deepa Kumar will present on the topic “In Search of Monsters to Destroy”: Islamophobia, the War on Terror and US Imperialism. The event is set for Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m.in the Evergreen Longhouse.

Learn more and make your plan to attend. 

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  1. I bet this was not a tour, but a trust exercise, with the instruction, “hold on to the person next to you, no matter what.” Unsoeld would have proceeded to run the group around campus and up and over obstacles, challenging students’ determination and stirring up their emotions. The first time he did this exercise with Individual in America (71-72) at Evergreen, he led the group across Red Square–in the snow, with everyone barefoot!

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