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2015 Annual Benefit Dinner Live Discussions with MTNmeister

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by The AAC


Photo: Ben Rosser/ American Alpine Club

Last Saturday, hundreds of climbers from all generations gathered in New York City for the 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner featuring Reinhold Messner. While Messner’s presentation was the most anticipated event of the weekend, attendees also enjoyed three panel discussions Saturday morning, including Chris Bonnington and Ueli Steck’s reflections on Annapurna, a discussion on Everest, and a sneak-peak at what’s next in Sasha DiGiulian’s ever-evolving climbing career. Our friends at MTNmeister recorded each panel and created podcasts, allowing anyone who couldn’t attend in person to get the inside scoop. Catch photos from the 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner on our Facebook page.

Chris and Ueli

In this recorded interview, adventure journalist Jim Clash interviews mountaineering legends Sir Chris Bonington and Ueli Steck. Near the end, Reinhold Messner asks Ueli Steck about the reason that the fight broke out on Mt. Everest in 2013.



Everest Panel

Notable mountain guides and Sherpas discuss the current state of Mt. Everest and how to solve some of issues seen of late. Panelists include Melissa Arnot, Garrett Madison, Dave Hahn, Greg Vernovage, Phunuru Sherpa, and Ngima Sherpa. The discussion is moderated by Alan Arnette.



Sasha DiGiulian

In this presentation, Sasha DiGiulian talks about the development of her climbing career. She also comments on her recent experience with ice climbing and the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing.