Walking the War Zones of Pakistan

Incline Village, NV – Veteran mountaineer, photographer, and author Ruth Anne Kocour will be chronicling and presenting slides of two journeys made “under the veil” beneath the menacing shadow of the Taliban at Sierra Nevada College on August 25th, 2009. Because new students at the college have been asked to read Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, this presentation will provide them with a visual picture of the landscape of the book as well as Ruth Anne’s personal experiences with the tribal people of the area. The free event will take place at 6:30pm in the campus’s Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, room 139. This simple tale of travel, close calls, and adventure in a world that has long been feared even before the events of 9/11 will lend a face to news we hear every day and a glimpse into what we all have in common—our humanity.