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“The Seven Summits” with Kurt Wedberg

“The Seven Summits” with Kurt Wedberg,
the founder of Sierra Mountaineering International. On October 8th, 2012 Kurt reached the summit of Carstensz Pyramid, completing the Seven Summits, a well-known mountaineering objective, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. The Seven Summits, from highest to lowest, are: Mount Everest (Asia), Aconcagua (South America), Denali (North America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe), Mount Vinson (Antarctica), and Carstensz Pyramid (Australasia/Oceania).

Kurt has been a professional mountain guide since 1986 and has 69 major expeditions on his resume including successful ascents of Mt. Everest in 1995, 2008, and 2012. He has led expeditions to peaks in Africa, Alaska, the Alps, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Tibet, and Turkey. Kurt was a senior guide on Mt. Rainier from[masked] and currently has 119 ascents of this peak. He has been mountaineering in the Sierra for over 25 years. Kurt runs Sierra Mountaineering International from his hometown of Bishop, California along the base of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7pm at Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium in the Garden Room, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230. This free educational event is sponsored by the West Los Angeles Group of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter. Plenty of free lighted parking. Refreshments are served and there is always a lively talk accompanying the program. Feel free to bring a friend; all meetings are free and open to members and non-members of the Sierra Club.

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  • Peter G.

    Looking forward to more great presentations from Sierra Club West LA! Thank you for organizing this, David!

    March 17, 2013

  • William K.

    Even though the Seven Summits is not on my "Bucket List", I appreciate the raw effort and focus required to complete this challenge. Thank you, Kurt, for provide us a glimpse into your major peak bagging expeditions. My favorite part was the chapter on your parents and childhood treks. Like the other members, I encourage you to publish a documentary or video of your accomplishment. I'm looking forward to your Mt. Whitney clinic presentation next month.

    March 16, 2013

  • Phoebe L.

    Overwhelming--glad there are folks like Kurt who do this

    March 15, 2013

  • Peter G.

    Looking forward to hearing about Kurt's recent completion of the Seven Summits!

    March 10, 2013

  • Grace P.

    This should be fascinating.

    March 8, 2013

  • Wei C.

    looking forward to it

    March 4, 2013

  • Peter G.

    Kurt is an outstanding speaker! He always draws a large crowd at Adventure 16 for his inspirational events!

    February 27, 2013

  • robert m.

    Sounds great.

    February 20, 2013

  • Michelle W.

    I was entranced by rock climbers in Hidden Valley Joshua Tree a couple of weeks ago. Stunned and awed by the grace of one climber. Looking forward to hearing from an expert.

    February 18, 2013

  • David

    Definitely!

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I share this information with my facebook friends?
    Thank you,
    Esther

    February 17, 2013

  • marcy

    yes - cant wait!

    January 4, 2013

  • David

    We usually have at least 30 non-Meetup members at our meetings.

    December 21, 2012

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