AAC dinner and George Lowe slide show Wed March 6th.

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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 13, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Hey pees, check this out make plans and talk it up.
It is going to be a great event.

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ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
yous boyz better go... wish i could
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
I mean when are you gonna get the chance to hobnob with someone who among other things to put up his own route on Everest?
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Feb 13, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
Gotta believe there's gonna be some pretty spectacular shots at that particular slide show.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Phil, start a new thread "heading" stating that George is going to limit his talk to religion, politics and the communist assault on the Second Amendment and you will experience a quantum leap in traffic.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 14, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
So,.. one of the prizes is a suit from a thrift store?

One of these years George will give a slide show and reveal the best kept secret in the climbing world; what he does when he isn't busy being a dad or climbing.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
BUMP
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 15, 2013 - 10:55pm PT

I may be dere, Philo. You????
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Yea SteveDub I am planning on going and giving a ride to Tarbuster too.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 16, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Phil
CU there!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 16, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
You guys will have fun. I'll see George next weekend at the AAC banquet in Berkeley.

George has managed to be on the very cutting edge of American alpinism......plus pursue a career in science and raise some wonderful children. He now at age 68 continues to climb at an enviable standard.
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Feb 16, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
I'm going.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 16, 2013 - 09:41pm PT

Great, Grug!
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Feb 28, 2013 - 12:24am PT
A week away bump. Get some tickets soon.

http://www.dailycamera.com/recreation-columnists/ci_22674606/chris-weidner-experience-highs-and-lowes-american-alpine
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Feb 28, 2013 - 09:05am PT
I put a link up on mountain project's home page about this. I'd like to go to it but I'll be at Joshua Tree that week.
Beatrix Kiddo

Mountain climber
ColoRADo
Feb 28, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Actually a free night for me. I'm in!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Here is an excerpt from the Daily Camera article.

After a successful climb of Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh highest mountain, George Lowe became lost on the descent. It was dark, stormy and he was utterly alone -- a textbook way to die in the Himalaya.

It was 1990 and he had just accomplished a rare solo ascent of the peak. Fighting fear and exhaustion, Lowe systematically tried one gully after another. He climbed down, then excruciatingly back up, thousands of feet of steep snow and ice until he found his camp.

It was a superhuman effort.

"You just have to keep plugging," Lowe said in an interview with Climbing magazine two years after the ordeal. "You have to keep working with the problem until you solve it."

The problem?! He talks about life and death in such an eerily rational way -- it seems fitting that he earned a Ph.D. in physics and worked for years as a systems engineer.

And then there's his other life, as one of America's most accomplished alpinists for the last 50 years.

Chris Weidner: Experience the highs and Lowes of the American Alpine Club
By Chris Weidner, For the Camera
Posted: 02/26/2013 09:05:27 PM MST
Updated: 02/26/2013 09:11:35 PM MST

What: American Alpine Club Front Range Section Dinner

When: 5-10 p.m. March 6

Where: American Mountaineering Center in Golden

Tickets: $15-25 in advance at the Boulder Rock Club, Neptune Mountaineering, Bent Gate Mountaineering or online at brownpapertickets.com

More info: americanalpineclub.org
eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
Just got my tickets. It occurs to me that, although I've been rock climbing with George off and on for 23 years, he's told me almost nothing about his alpine exploits. That's just the way he is (modest) and the way I am (unimaginative). So, I'm hoping to learn a thing or two along with the spaghetti dinner and all.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 5, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Anyone in striking distance who cares about alpine climbing should not miss this opportunity.
George has a very full life which precludes him from doing slide presentations more than every quarter of a century or so.
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:05am PT
cracking me up bump.

thx,jim. wish you could be there too. hope the idaho trip is fun.
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