Iowa Climber: Jen Loeb

2021-08-17 14:23:41

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Jen Loeb is the first Iowa Woman to summit Mount Everest. She will be speaking at the Emmetsburg Public Library on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6 p.m.


"Jen Loeb was born and raised in Iowa where she still resides. She attended Wartburg College and earned a degree in biology. She started focusing on volunteer work in 2006 with a trip to Ghana. Over the years she's made it a point to volunteer locally, nationally and internationally. She has been involved in all different kinds of projects from building schools, houses and hiking trails to cleaning up rivers, removing invasive plants and even collecting data on endangered species. In 2010, Jen started mountain climbing. Since that time, she's climbed peaks all over the world including Mt. Everest in 2016. Her dream is to climb The 7 Summits, (the highest peak of each continent) of which only one remains to date."