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By Brian Schoep
Jan 30, 2009
|If you haven't heard Greg's story, I can assure you won't be disappointed at this dinner. If you can't make this dinner, I strongly recommend picking up his book. You'll have a great read ahead of you and be supporting an amazing cause at the same time.|
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 30, 2009
|Also read the excellent Article in December's Outside about Greg's recent trips to Afghanistan.|
By Justin Voorhees
From: Fort Collins, CO
Feb 4, 2009
SPEND AN EVENING WITH THREE CUPS OF TEA, ONE ASTRONAUT, AND DOZENS OF CLIMBING ICONS
Golden, Colorado What do a best-selling author, NASA astronaut, handful of renowned explorers, and couple dozen icons of climbing have in common? Theyll all be gathering in Golden on February 21st for The American Alpine Clubs Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner. And youre welcome to join them.
Greg Mortenson, Author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Three Cups of Tea, will provide the evenings keynote address and will be available for book signing. Other attendees include:
Layton Kor, quite possibly the most accomplished and influential climber of his time. He will receive the Clubs Underhill Award for lifetime achievement in recognition of his many pioneering ascents in the 1950s and 60s.
Lonnie and Ellen Thompson, who will be there to receive the Clubs Brower Award for conservation. The Paleoclimatologist couple has spent decades pioneering our understanding of climate change by coring and studying ice from mountain glaciers and ice caps around the world.
John Grunsfeld, a NASA astronaut scheduled to fly the next shuttle mission. Hell be bringing a camera belonging to the late Brad Washburn into space for one last picture.
The discovers of Mallorys body on Mt Everest.
The youngest person to ever climb all of Colorados 14ers without support.
Two members of the American first ascent of Antarcticas highest peak.
Two women from the infamous 1996 year on Everestfeatured in Into Thin Air.
AAC president Jim Donini fresh from another season of first ascents in Patagonia.
The $200 price for the evening (which includes a three course dinner) supports the AACs international conservation efforts and Central Asia Institutes ongoing work building schools. Sign up at americanalpineclub.org or by calling 303-384-0110 x40.
About The American Alpine Club: The AAC inspires and supports and the climbing community and protects its playgrounds around the world. The AAC is perhaps best know for publishing the worlds most sought after annual climbing publication, The American Alpine Journal, caring for the worlds leading mountaineering library and offering annual climbing, conservation and research grants to budding adventurers. Learn more and become a member at americanalpineclub.org.