As a novice horsewoman, Nancy Pfeiffer took off across Patagonia alone on horseback. Over the next two decades and 3,000 kilometers of rugged horse trail, the hospitable people who live there took her in, sharing their culture and homes. Nancy witnessed the subtle yet disturbing changes of a rich, self-sufficient culture. When a scheme to dam Patagonia’s largest rivers threatened the land and lifestyle Nancy had come to love, she joined the Cabalgata Sin Represas, a 330-kilometer non-violent protest ride against the dams, and her story became history—on horseback. She recounts this story in her new book, Riding into the Heart of Patagonia.
Life as a mountaineering guide has given Nancy the opportunity to experience the world’s highest summits, yet it is the landscapes and cultures encountered along the way that intrigue her most. Her published works range from poetry to scientific research, and explore subjects from the joys and frustrations of building a house as a single woman to mountaineering for paraplegics. Nancy now lives with her husband Fredrik in a cabin outside Palmer, Alaska.
The event is free and open to the public. Grass Roots will have books available for purchase.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grass Roots Books & Music 227 SW 2nd St; Corvallis, OR