PULLMAN, Wash. — John Roskelley will speak at Washington State University’s Compton Union Building Auditorium at 7 p.m. March 1.

A prolific climber and writer, Roskelley was the first American to summit Makalu, the fifth highest summit in the world. He has been on 20 Himalayan expeditions, including climbs on Mt. Everest (http://www.generationsoneverest.com), K2, Uli Biaho Tower, Great Trango Tower, Tawoche, Gaurishankar, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Makalu and Nanda Devi.

Roskelley was named the Outstanding American Mountaineer by the American Alpine Club in 1983.

For more information on the event, stopped by the Student Recreation Center or visit its Web site at www.urec.wsu.edu.