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    • 28 July 2018 Until 29 July 2018
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      Lenin peak 7134m Festival dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first ascent.

      The Kyrgyz Alpine Club (KAC) and the State Administration of the Chon-Alai district of the Osh region and Kashkasuu local authority invite mountaineers, tourists, mountain lovers and also trekkers to join the Mountaineering Festival in the Pamirs in 2018 – the year of the 90th anniversary of the famous first ascent to Lenin Peak.
      Here is Information about Lenin Peak itinerary
      Detailed Program Festival.
    • 05 December 2018 04:00 PM Until 10 December 2018 01:00 AM
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      December 5-9, 2018
      22nd Annual Bozeman Ice Festival

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    24 January 2018 02:00 AM     03:30 AM

    Famed Mountaineer Fred Beckey first travelled to the Himalaya in 1955 as a member of the International Himalayan Expedition.
    Their objective: To make the first ascent of Lhotse, a part of the Everest massif. At 27,940 feet, this is the fourth highest mountain in the world.

    Over the next nearly-sixty years Fred made multiple trips back to the Himalaya.

    His interests were in finding unclimbed peaks, establishing new routes on previously climbed peaks, trekking untrodden, remote mountain valleys, and the study and exploration of sub-ranges of various Asian Mountains and the Himals.

    This short evening lecture will focus on the goals of the Lhotse Expedition, and analyse controversies that arose with this climb, and resultant outcomes.
    Time permitting, the detail and objectives of subsequent trips will also be discussed, and include the ambitious plans of what had been Fred Beckey's most recent Himalayan objective, which would have been to travel next year (2018), to a remote valley in the Garhwal of Northern India.

    Fred Beckey recently died at age ninety-four. He lived a life that centered on mountains, climbing, scholarship, research and creating a legacy that will endure for generations to come.

    The speaker, Megan E. Bond, is also Fred Beckey's biographer and will read excerpts from her writings, which will be published by Mountaineers Books. 

    Over the course of a decade, she and Fred made multiple exploratory trips together to Nepal, India, China and Tibet.


    *There is no charge for this event, but please Register for a 'Ticket' as capacity is limited to forty people. Please message the Speaker/Host (Megan) to add your name. Thank you.

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    Location:
    Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
    2801 34th Ave West
    Seattle WA 98199

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    24 January 2018 03:00 AM     05:00 AM

    LIVING NORTHWEST HISTORY: REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST AND FUTURE OF NORTHWEST MOUNTAINEERING
    The Pacific Northwest has a rich heritage of mountain exploration, activism, literature, and art. Lowell Skoog was introduced to this heritage as a Seattle youngster more than 50 years ago. In this multimedia presentation, Lowell will discuss how the threads of history continue to weave through the Northwest outdoor community to create a present that is just as rich and inspiring as our storied past.

    As a skier, climber, flyer, writer and photographer, Lowell has been a participant and keen observer of Northwest mountaineering since the 1960s. He is the creator of the Alpenglow Gallery and founder of the Northwest Mountaineering Journal, websites that celebrate local mountain culture. He was a key member of the team that launched the Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum in 2015. For over a decade he has been a member and is now chairman of the Mountaineers History and Library committee, a group of volunteers that works to preserve and share our living history.
     
    EVENT TICKETS & INFO
    $10 Mountaineers member | $12 non-member | $12 at the door (when available) All events are at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center Doors open at 6pm, presentation starts at 7pm

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