Social & Slideshow: Paul Cormier - 12yrs in S. Americia Trekking and Climbing

  • December 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Social & Slideshow:  Paul Cormier - 12yrs in South America Trekking and Climbing.

If you came out and climbed with us this past winter or even dream big of doing something awesome Climbing or Trekking in 2014.

You should be looking at Bolivia as a trip. Should be in any bucket list of places to visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










Come on out & see, Paul Cormier's slide show and talk to Paul and here his stories on his adventures in Bolivia. Summits climbed and life of the people who live there. How he along with other climbers and the organization called Mano-a-Mano helped one village even a region, where the climbers all over the world just drove through the center of town and only leaving dust and trash. Paul with others brought the first medical aid too this village and over a couple years built a hospital. Hear what he is planning and hopes for the future.  If your lucky you could meet others on his many trips and also here there stories of what they saw and enjoyed. Learn about more info on maybe attending a special trip of your own in 2014.

 Mano-a-Mano Link:

http://manoamano.org/


Location:

REI 

279 Salem Street,

Reading, MA

 

Cost:

$0.00 --- Free with thanks to Paul Cormeir and REI

Donation Bucket will be provided...

Please feel free donate to the people working the fields & mountains of Bolivia that can use our help with the basic of needs...!


Food & Drink:  ---  Please "NO" Alcohol inside REI

Feel free to bring what you might like to have maybe something share-able..?

 

Willing to help/volunteer?

I'm sure I could use the help bringing this together down here in Mass...:-) Setting up chairs and tables, Promotion, and idea's. Setup will begin about 5pm..

Considering a Big Adventure?

Here is Paul 18 Day itineray for this years trip to Bolivia. There is also a 10 day option that will still be avaialble if the length of time is too much.

Beyond Mountains

Paul H. Cormier

P.O. Box 63

Gorham, N.H. 03581

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Mountaineering Trip

This unique trip is designed for you to experience the tremendous diversity that Bolivia has to offer, and a chance to truly get to know its people and culture, as well as climb a series of 17,000 and 18,000 ft peaks in a remote area of the Bolivian Andes. This area is unique in that the mountains typically have easy to moderate routes to the summits, as well as steeper more severe routes for those interested and able. It is not uncommon for us to split up into two ascent parties, one doing a moderate route, and one doing a more difficult route, and meet on the summit. We typically spend at least one day in the town of Chuñavi doing some kind of humanitarian work, either medically oriented, or bringing school supplies or clothing, depending on skills of the people who sign up for the trip. The weather in May is typically stable and moderately warm, with endless days of blue skies and little wind.   

Bolivia itinerary – May 5 to 23, 2014

Day 1 Depart to Bolivia

2. Transfer from airport to hotel

3. City tour

4. Copacabana - Reed boat tour and/or Tiahuanoco Ruins

5. Copacabana - Isla-del Sol hike

6. Copacabana to Chuñavi (return to Lapaz)

7. Lapaz to Chuñavi for humanitarian segment

8. Lapaz to Negruni Base  (Juri Quta)

9. Practice and ascension of Mullu Apacheta (5368 meters - 17,714’)

10. Ascent of Negruni Peak  (5480 m. -18,084’)

11. Approach to Janku Laya Valley and hike to Base camp

12. Ascent of Jally Waykunka (5545m -18,298’)

13. Ascent of Jiska Pata (5508m -18,298’)

14. Rest day, or short climb

15. Ascent of Janqu Uyu (5512m -18,896)

16. Return to Lapaz

17. Shopping and pack - Celebration dinner

18. Transfer out




After Social:

The Mandarin Restaurant is right across the street. If folks need food before or after is just a minutes walk away.

http://www.mandarinreading.com/


See you there!!! Very Excited....!

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  • Delphine

    Thank you Paul and Jay for the great slide show. Very interesting project. Hopefully i get to join you someday on your trip.

    December 7, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Thanks ALL...!!! we raised[masked] (USD) which is[masked] (BOB)
    I will be cutting a check on Monday from the Groups account and sending it off to mano-A-mano / Chuñavi Fund.... Cheers...

    December 7, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Had a great time and was so great to see so many of the Meetup members in one place..:-) Thanks Paul for driving so far and showing us you passions.

    December 7, 2013

  • Mairéad

    I really enjoyed this, thanks Paul and Jay - great intro to the group for me and to the sorts of adventures that could lie ahead!

    December 7, 2013

  • Ken D.

    Thank you Paul, and Jay, for the nice social/slideshow. Also, thank you for the great book, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, I won in the raffle. Hopefully, I'll see everyone on the hills soon.

    December 7, 2013

  • Diana

    Thank you Jay and Paul for last night's slide show and talk. Very interesting, and I hope to join you at some point on one of your trips! Nice to meet you both as well as Michael and Monica!

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • Monica T.

    Very interesting project you have going. I enjoyed finally meeting you.

    December 7, 2013

  • Sheila B.

    It was informative and inspiring. Excellent work done for that community. Thank you Paul and it was nice to meet you.

    December 7, 2013

  • Daniel Arnold G.

    Paul, Jay, Thank you for a very enjoyable program! You are doing some wonderful things in Bolivia!

    December 6, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Great presentation of some great work. Thanks for sharing!

    December 6, 2013

  • Karl R.

    Thanks Paul for the presentation enjoyed listen to the amazing work you doing.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow that was way cool! Would have liked to heard more, especially about climbing.

    1 · December 6, 2013

  • Jessica

    Thanks, Paul, for a great presentation. You are doing some amazing work out there. You've definitely given me something to think about.

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be driving from Billerica if anyone in the area needs a ride. Just let me know.

    December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      MAry email me direct [masked]

      December 5, 2013

    • Mairéad

      Gah! Too late, sorry Sheri - I'll see you there.

      December 6, 2013

  • Matt C.

    I'll be driving from Kendell and driving back to Teele square. Happy to give a ride to anyone that needs it.

    December 5, 2013

  • Sheila B.

    I will be driving from Concord, NH if anyone needs a ride.

    December 5, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Anyone driving from the north? South? or West should post a note here if they are looking to carpool with someone... I know we have folks rolling in from all over New England... Very Kool..!

    December 4, 2013

    • Manish

      I am Driving from Lowell or Ayer MA.. I can give ride if anyone coming from this area.

      December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks I'm all set

      December 5, 2013

  • naturegirl

    Anyone driving from the Boston/Cambridge area? Looking to carpool.

    December 3, 2013

    • Delphine

      I can give you a ride if you can make it to Davis square.

      December 3, 2013

    • naturegirl

      Thank you Delphine!

      December 4, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hi All, Slideshow this Friday Night at 7pm... If you not able to attend please take a moment to change your RSVP. We will be sold-out of space for this event.. We are very lucky to have this happening...!

    December 3, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hi All,
    I got more exciting details I need to add to our event.. Looking like its going to fill up.. Next couple of days I will post to FB climbing friends and I know then its full.
    Remember please change your RSVP if your not able to attend..ASAP.. Thank You...

    November 27, 2013

  • Laurie A.

    Looking forward to this!

    November 26, 2013

  • Laurie A.

    Looking forward to this!

    October 22, 2013

  • Diana

    Would rather it be as far north in Mass as possible.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Noelle

    Jay, I can volunteer to help out. Let me know what you need. I like Marlene's idea of REI as a possible location.

    September 29, 2013

  • Marlene

    Have you looked at REI in Reading, Mass?

    September 29, 2013

  • Noelle

    I live Metro West area, but could do the Boston AMC location if needed.

    September 27, 2013

  • Diana

    Sounds interesting

    August 16, 2013

  • Alvaro M.

    I might!

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you there!

    August 15, 2013

  • Clint V.

    Would love to attend! The AMC chapter in Boston has a function hall... you would have to call to see if you could reserve it. http://www.amcboston.org/contact

    August 15, 2013

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