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Date Saturday  11/10/2018
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG Annual Dinner - speaker Gerry Roach
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader Kristen Buckland
Member Price $40.00
Non-member Price $50.00
Available Participants 11
Type Public Events

Location

The Warehouse Restaurant

25 W Cimarron St.
Colorado Springs 80903



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Details

We are all already intimately familiar with Gerry through our dog eared, rain-soaked, note-filled Colorado Fourteeners. Gerry moved to Boulder Colorado as a lad in 1954, and started climbing rocks and mountains shortly thereafter. Over six decades later, he continues pursuing his mountaineering passion with all the energy he can muster. In the intervening years, Gerry became a world-class mountaineer. After climbing Mount Everest in 1983, he went on to become the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents in 1985. He has been on 29 Alaskan expeditions, 10 Andean expeditions and 7 Himalayan expeditions, including first ascents in the kingdom of Bhutan. In 1997, he summited 26,360-foot Gasherbrum II in the Karakorum without supplemental oxygen. In 2000, Gerry became the first person to climb the ten highest peaks in North America, and in 2003 he became the first person to climb every major peak over 16,000 feet in North America. Gerry is a member of the Colorado Mountain Club, the Highpointers Club, the Sierra Club, and the American Alpine Club.


 


Closer to home, Gerry has climbed more than 2,000 peaks in Colorado, including all the Fourteeners, which he completed for the first time in 1975. He finished climbing every ranked


Thirteener in Colorado in 2010. He finished climbing every named and ranked peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park in 2001. He has also climbed every peak in the Colorado counties of Boulder, Gilpin and Clear Creek, and every named peak in Jefferson County. He completed visits to all 64 Colorado counties in 2001, and became the tenth person to achieve this feat. He is also a member of the coveted Highpointers’ Double Century Club for


visiting more than 250 county summits nationwide, and he has done all 50 of the US State Summits. In 2004, Gerry completed the 99 classic desert peaks on the Sierra Club’s fabled Desert Peaks List. Pursuing another venue, Gerry has visited the highpoints of 55 of the 59 US National Parks.


 


I could go on, but I’m trying to keep this to one page! The Pikes Peak Group’s annual dinner will be held on November 10th



at 6:00pm. at The Warehouse restaurant, 25 West Cimarron St, Colorado Springs. The cost is $40 for CMC members, $50 for others Seating is limited and we expect a large turnout.



 



If you are unable to register online, please contact Bill Allen, (719) 660-1339,by November 3rd




Notes




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.