|**News and Events: Jan. 11: In the Balance - A panel discussion on the future of Himalayan climbing|
|Tue, December 5, 2006 11:28 AM|
Jan. 11: In the Balance - A panel discussion on the future of Himalayan climbingIn the Balance|
A panel discussion on the future of Himalayan climbing
Sponsored by MSR and Thermarest.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
7 p.m. @ The Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave West, Seattle
On Thursday, January 11, 2007, The Mountaineers is hosting a panel discussion on the future of Himalayan climbing. The second deadliest year on record at Mt. Everest and other controversial events in the Himalayas have prompted us to take a look at what's going on ten years after the events chronicled in the book "Into Thin Air." This will not be a rehash of what happened in 1996, but rather looking at where Himalayan climbing has been to help decide what it will look like in the future. Issues concerning safety, high-altitude rescue, commercial guiding, and small party/individual climbing dynamics will be open for discussion.
The evening will start with a brief segment from the film "Brotherhood of the Rope," which chronicles the events of the 1938 and 1953 American expeditions to K2. The segment will help place the larger topic in historical context. Following this is the heart of the event, the panel discussion. We've brought together an impressive roster of panelists with a incredible depth of experience.
The lineup is as follows:
Tom Hornbein - moderator
Read more about our panelists here.
Tickets are $8 for Mountaineers and AAC members, $10 for the general public. You may purchase tickets through The Mountaineers office or by calling 206-284-6310.