Jon Kedrowski Presents: Mountaineering Pakistan
Thursday, March 13th at 7pm, doors at 6:30pm
Join Kedrowski as he recalls his recent travels to Pakistan to climb one of the highest mountains on earth in 2013. His journey to Pakistan involved scares from the Taliban, a massacre in a nearby base camp, a spectacular trek on the largest Alpine glacier on earth, views of K2, and exhilarating climbing and skiing off an 8000m peak called Gasherbrum II, without Supplementary Oxygen.
ABOUT JON KEDROWSKI: Kedrowski is a Colorado native, author, speaker, ski-mountaineer and geographer. He is best known for his many mountaineering accomplishments and ski descents: most notably, in 2011, when he became the first person to summit, camp and spend the night on top of all Colorado's 55 Fourteener's. In May 2012, Kedrowski successfully climbed Mount Everest while witnessing and surviving the worst tragedy on Everest since the 1996 disaster.
In 2013, Kedrowski was traveling through Abottabad, Pakistan en route to the Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Northern Pakistan, when his climbing team heard of the massacre of 10 climbers on the nearby 8000-meter peak called Nanga Parbat. In the stand against terrorism, and in alliance to help save the tourism industry in Pakistan, many climbers and trekkers including Kedrowski refused to go back to their home countries. Kedrowski and a handful of his climbing teammates decided to stay and were successful in climbing into the Baltoro Region of Pakistan. The team trekked past Concordia and K2, arrived in their basecamp near the Pakistan-India border, and still reached a height of over 25,000'/7600m on Gasherbrum II in July of 2013.
Andrew Skurka Presents: The Ultimate Lightweight Hiking Skills Clinic
Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm
A backpacking trip consists of two distinct activities: hiking and camping. In this instructional clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking more fun and less work, without compromising your safety or your comfort in camp.
ABOUT ANDREW SKURKA: Skurka is one of the most accomplished backpackers in the world, most well known for his 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,775-mile 11-month Sea-to-Sea Route. He has been named “Adventurer of the Year” by the National Geographic Society and by Outside, and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker. He is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide.