Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mountain Stories Come to The Explorers Club, Oct. 17

On Oct. 17, The Explorers Club presents a public event titled, Mountain Stories: Mountaineering in the 21st Century – Challenges & Opportunities. The event will honor six outstanding individuals who have made their mark in mountaineering and exploration – presentations ranging from mountain exploration to traditional mountain climbing disciplines. Featured speakers are:

• Robert Anderson, FN '87 - Mountain Guide, Everest summiteer, and author of Seven Summits Solo and Antonovs over the Arctic, Mr. Anderson will discuss the challenges of Antarctic climbing.

• Graham Bowley – Graham is a New York Times reporter who has had numerous assignments in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Graham will be discussing the challenges facing K-2 climbers.

• Ken Kamler, MD, FR '84 – A nationally recognized surgeon, explorer and climber who has made significant and lasting contributions to the advancement and practice of extreme medicine in some of the most remote regions on Earth.

• Jennifer Lowe-Anker – Artist and author of Forget Me Not, a beautifully written story of great love, and a tribute to Alex Lowe and his "tribe" of climbers.

• Kevin Mahoney – A UIAGM certified mountain guide and Mountain Hardwear-sponsored climber from New Hampshire. Juggling his time between his family, and his own guide service, Mahoney has been nominated for the "Piolet d'Or" for the first ascent of Arctic Rage on the "Moose's Tooth" in Alaska.

• Freddie Wilkenson & Janet Bergman – New England-based Mountain Hardwear-sponsored professional climbers and mountain guides. Freddie was the 2007 recipient of the Robert Hicks Bates Award for young climbers. He and Janet will
discuss the challenges confronting young climbers in the 21st century.

(Admission $60; for more information contact The Explorers Club, 212 628 8383, Reservations@ Explorers.org)