Posted on September 6, 2018 by Tia Lalani

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with eco-philosophers Børge Dahle, Aage Jensen and Bob Henderson, and introductions by Augustana Professor Morten Asfeldt The 1971 anti-expedition to Tseringma (7034 m) in the Himalayan Mountains was like no other mountaineering journey. Three Norwegians—Sigmund Kvaloy Setreng, Nils Faarlund and Arne Naess—set out to engage in local culture and travel in …

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with eco-philosophers Børge Dahle, Aage Jensen and Bob Henderson, and introductions by Augustana Professor Morten Asfeldt

The 1971 anti-expedition to Tseringma (7034 m) in the Himalayan Mountains was like no other mountaineering journey. Three Norwegians—Sigmund Kvaloy Setreng, Nils Faarlund and Arne Naess—set out to engage in local culture and travel in a “nature-friendly” manner as they honored the Norse way of climbing for the joy of discovering, as opposed to attacking summits or earning fame. Theirs would be a protest against the pressure on free nature and local culture that army-like expeditions often produced. Join Norwegian eco-philosophers Børge Dahle, Aage Jensen and Bob Henderson as they share footage from the 1971 anti-expedition in the Himalayan Mountains, and discuss its significance in the history of mountaineering.


Tuesday, September 25 – 12:00 pm

Roger Epp Room, Augustana Campus

Register with Deb at augalum@ualberta.ca | 780.679.1626

This is a FREE event

$5 lunch available upon request. Students EAT FREE but must register, compliments of the Augustana Alumni Office.


 

About the presenters…

Børge Dahle was born in 1947. He grew up in the countryside in the central and northern part of Norway. He is now living on a mountain farm in a small community in Norway. He has studied pedagogy, biology and physical education, and his thesis was about what consequences outdoor life had on nature. He has been practicing as a high school teacher as well as an assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

 

 

Aage Jensen was born in 1948 and grew up by the coast in the central part of Norway. He taught at Nord Trøndelag University College, later Nord University for the last 15 years of his teaching career. He is educated in both biology and pedagogy. His main interests are eco-philosophy and pedagogy.

 

 

Bob Henderson lives on the Oak Ridges Morrainne near Uxbridge Ont. He has worked in outdoor education since his camp counsellor days in 1973, mostly working in University settings, starting with time as a graduate student at the University of Alberta, followed by 29 years at McMaster University. He first went to Norway in 2000 and has been returning ever since, often with University field trips. He is the co-editor of Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way and writes primarily on Canadian travel heritage.


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