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Climbing Out Alive—An Evening at the AMC with Author Jim Davidson

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 by Luke Bauer

Climbing Out Alive!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012,

Event begins at 6:00 PM

Presentation begins at 6:30 PM; Co-hosted with CSU

Free to the public.

Come experience an epic story of mountain survival and a compelling multi-media show.

In 1992, AAC member Jim Davidson barely survived the massive 80-foot drop into a glacial crevasse that sadly killed his partner, Mike. Jim climbed out alone up the overhanging ice walls. Jim has learned some hard-won lessons about overcoming challenge and reaching summits.

His epic tale of survival is shared in the new memoir “The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier” (co-authored with Kevin Vaughan of the Denver Post), which was chosen by Amazon as one of the Best Books of 2011, and was a Finalist at the Banff Mountain Book Competition. His story of survival and resilience has been made into a one-hour TV episode of “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”.

During his 30 years of adventure, Jim has also:

• Summited the sixth highest peak in the world (Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet in Tibet)

• Climbed and led expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico & Nepal

As an author and professional speaker, Jim distills wisdom from his climbs, rescues, and survival situations; he has spoken across the USA and internationally Acclaimed CSU English Professor John Calderazzo will introduce Jim Davidson and co-author, Kevin Vaughan.

Books will be available for purchase. Jim and Kevin will be on-hand to sign the copies following the presentation. Light refreshments will be provided.

As a field ambassador for LOWA Boots, Jim will raffle off a free pair of LOWA hiking boots!

This event is free to the public. Guests are welcome to come early and tour the Mountaineering Museum. The Museum entrance fee is $5 per adult and the self-guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes; the Museum closes at 6 p.m. For more information about the Mountaineering Museum, visit its webpage at

Click here to register for this event [Not required]. For questions regarding this event, please contact the CSU Alumni Association at 303-376-2624 or via email at [email protected].

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