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SW Section Annual Dinner Featuring Phil Powers

Posted on: November 10th, 2010 by Southwest Section

When: Dec 5, 2010

We are pleased to invite you to an AAC Southwest Section Dinner at El Portal Restaurant, 695 East Green Street, Pasadena on December 5, 2010 featuring an exciting talk by Phil Powers, American Alpine Club Executive Director.

Phil has led dozens of expeditions to South America, Alaska and Pakistan’s Karakoram Range. Notable ascents include K2 and Gasherbrum II without supplemental oxygen; the first ascent of the Washburn Face on Denali; the first ascent of Lukpilla Brakk’s Western Edge in Pakistan; and the first winter traverse of the Tetons’ Cathedral Peaks. Powers is author of Wilderness Mountaineering-a third edition was released in 2009-and Climbing: Expedition Planning. Powers owns Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, which offers premiere, custom climbing trips in the Western United States. He serves on the boards of the University of Colorado’s Altitude Research Center, The Rowell Award, and the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum. He lives with his wife and children in Denver, Colorado.

Appetizers and a no host bar will be available at 5:30 with a buffet dinner starting at 6:00 followed by the presentation. The cost of dinner is $25. Please RSVP to James Pinter-Lucke ([email protected]) by December 1, 2010. Please mail your check made out to the American Alpine Club to:
James Pinter-Lucke
457 Blaisdell Dr
Claremont, CA 91711


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