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The Tao of Everest - An Inspirational Evening with Ian Woodall

From: Matt
Sent on: Monday, August 2, 2010 10:26 PM
Since me and a couple of my CraZy friends are planning a trip to Nepal to hike to Mount Everest Base Camp at the beginning of April 2011. I?m trying to put together a trip for the Meetup group to join us on this adventure to the top of the world, well almost. I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn about what to expect from Everest from one of the few individuals that has climbed Everest from both sides. Plus we?ll get to hear an amazing story?There are actually two base camps: one Base camp is situated at 17,590 feet and the other is at 18,192 feet. It?s quite a feat and that only the most adventurous and fittest people can accomplish. I would also like to do some white water rafting if time permits. This trip will last about 20 days including travel time. I?m currently working on the logistics of the trip. If you?d be interested in this trip, please let me know.

Description: One of a select few to have climbed Mount Everest by both its south and north sides, British mountaineer Ian Woodall knows all too well the joys and sorrows inherent in this monumental challenge. On his 1998 attempt of the north side, he stopped 800 feet below the summit to try to help dying American climber Francys Arsentiev. He was forced to make the difficult decision to leave her behind, to secure the safety of his own team. Join Ian for an inspirational presentation on the triumphs and tragedies of climbing the world's highest peak. Come hear the poignant story of his return in 2007 to the northeast ridge on which Francys died, to give her a proper burial.

I?ll be biking along the Cherry Creek Trail from the Cherry Creek Reservoir to REI downtown if anyone would like to join me for some exercise before and after. I can meet you anywhere along the trail. Weather permitting of course.

Event Location: REI Englewood: 1416 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Event Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Event Cost*: FREE

*NOTE: In order to attend this event, you must register with REI at the website below. Space is limited. Please register with REI before RSVP for this event. There are currently 55 spots available.

Event Website: http://www.rei.com/event/8268/session/10341

If you would like to meet up with us to attend, please feel free to contact me and we will meet you there.

Hope to see you there!

STAY CRAZY, my friends,

Matt

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