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April 7 sPeaker Series: Phil Powers

Posted on: March 25th, 2010 by AAC Library

The Mountaineering Museum presents:

Phil Powers
Life lessons from K2 and other big mountains

April 7th 2010 @ 7:00PM (Museum Reception @ 5:30)

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Powers is author of Wilderness Mountaineering and Climbing: Expedition Planning.  His essay, “The Importance of Pace”, was aired on NPR’s “This I Believe” in 2006.  Powers has led dozens of expeditions to South America, Alaska and Pakistan’s Karakoram Range, including ascents of K2 and Gasherbrum II without supplemental oxygen.  He made the first ascent of the Washburn Face on Denali, naming it in recognition of the impact longtime AAC member Bradford Washburn’s photos had in the planning and route research of many Alaska climbs.  Powers also made the first ascent of Lukpilla Brakk’s Western Edge in Pakistan, and the first winter traverse of the Tetons’ Cathedral Peaks.

Phil Powers joined the American Alpine Club as executive director in May of 2005.  His previous experience in the non-profit world includes service as vice president for institutional advancement at Naropa University and seventeen years with the National Outdoor Leadership School as chief mountaineering instructor and development/partnerships director.  He remains an owner of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.

Sponsored by: First Ascent and KEEN Footwear

$3 CMC/AAC Members, $5 Non-Members – FREE to Friends of the Museum and Friends of the AAC Library.

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