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An Evening And Climbing With Stephen Venables

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009 by Sierra Nevada Section

When: Oct 29, 2009

An Evening with Famed Climber Stephen Venables

When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 7:00pm

Where:  Truckee Meadows Community College

Dandini Campus

7000 Dandini Boulevard

Reno, Nevada 89512

Cost: $5

Ticket info: Call 775-674-4851 or go to


Climbing with Stephen Venables at Donner Summit

When: Friday, October 30, 2009

Where: Donner Summit

Cost: No cost, but the chance to meet and climb with a legend

Info: The day after his show, Stephen would like to meet some AAC members and go cragging on the fine Sierra granite at Donner Summit. Tentative plans are to meet at the Snowshed lot (Donner Pass) at 1pm, climb at Donner, then adjourn back to Truckee at the end of the day for a refreshment.

For details: Contact Eliza Moran, and check out the news article here.

**News Release**


September 24, 2009

Contact: J. Kyle Dalpe, Ph.D.


Mountaineer Stephen Venables to Speak at TMCC

His Life of Adventure to be Discussed

Truckee Meadows Community College will present mountaineer Stephen Venables as part of the TMCC Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., at the TMCC Dandini Campus. Tickets are $5 each. For ticket information, please call 775-674-4851 or go to

Venables will describe his life of adventure, from the Southern Ocean to the summit of Everest. One of the best known mountaineers of his generation and president of the Alpine Club, Venables was the first Briton to climb Mt. Everest without oxygen, one of many pioneering climbs throughout the Himalaya and other mountain ranges around the world. In addition to authoring 10 books, he has written for all the major national newspapers and appeared in numerous television programs, including the BBC Mountain Men series for which he climbed the Matterhorn in Victorian tweeds and nailed boots, and the BBC’s Race for Everest. One of Venables’ more recent overseas projects was retracing Ernest Shackleton’s steps for the IMAX movie “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure”; he also wrote the script for the IMAX film “The Alps – Giants of Nature.”

TMCC, the TMCC Student Government Association and Nevada Humanities are co-sponsors of this event. The TMCC Distinguished Speaker Series aims to bring a broad spectrum of speakers to the college to enrich the academic lives of students and community members. The opportunity to hear a variety of speakers and attend different events offers a greater understanding of different cultural perspectives to participants.

Media: For information, please contact the TMCC Public Information Office at 775-673-7087 for additional information.


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