National Geographic photographer recounts near-death experience in Pakistan

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Cory Richards addressed an audience of business leaders Tuesday as a keynote speaker for the 2021 La Plata County Economic Alliance Summit. Richards relays his near-death experience in Pakistan as projectors display the photograph he took of himself immediately after climbing out from an icy crevice he fell into after surviving an avalanche. (Christian Burney/The Durango Herald)

The first La Plata County Economic Alliance Summit since 2019 took place Tuesday at the Sky Ute Casino and Resort and started off with a harrowing story from acclaimed National Geographic adventure photographer and keynote speaker Cory Richards, who shared his personal experience with…

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