Olympia Mountaineers Annual Recognition Banquet - Oct 30

You're invited to join The Olympia Branch and your fellow Mountaineers for an evening of celebration, recognition, and a special presentation.
Raymond Philen Raymond Philen
October 14, 2015


Pre-sold tickets are SOLD OUT. A small number of walk-ins may be able to be accommodated at the door.

You're Invited
Join the Olympia Mountaineers for Our Annual Recognition Banquet

The officers of the Olympia Branch cordially invite you to join your fellow Mountaineers for an evening of comradery, member recognition, and one very special presentation.

This year our featured speaker is New Zealand born Helen Thayer. Helen's life is a testament to setting goals and achieving them. Her list of historical expeditions and accomplishments include:

  • First woman to travel alone to any of the world's poles when she skied at age 50 to the Magnetic North Pole without a dog sled, snowmobile, resupply or support.
  • First woman to walk 4,000 miles across the Sahara from Morocco to the Nile River.
  • In another world's first, Helen walked 1,600 miles across the Gobi Desert at age sixty-three.
  • Kayaked 2,200 miles of the Amazon River.
  • In a unique study in the wild, Helen lived near a wolf den above the Arctic Circle for a year.
  • Helen won the American national luge championship and represented three countries in international track and field.
  • She has climbed some of the world's highest mountains.
  • The Explorer's Club awarded Helen the Vancouver Award for Excellence in Exploration.
  • A bestselling author, Helen writes about her explorations in the books: Polar Dream, 3 Among the Wolves, Walking the Gobi. Her books have been translated into nine languages.

Friday, October 30, 2015
5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503

5pm Social Hour with complementary wine, beer, soft drinks
6pm Dinner
7pm Member Recognition
7:45pm Featured Speaker, Helen Thayer

To reserve your place, please send a check in the amount of $30 per person (before October 20, after October 20 please send $35/person) to: The Mountaineers, PO Box 797, Olympia, WA 98507-0797. Please be sure to include your name and the name(s) of your guest(s). 

If you wish to pay over the phone with a credit card please reach out to Member Services at 206-521-6001.


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Ronald Jones
Ronald Jones says:
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 5:41 PM

Why do I have to write a check and put in the mail? Why can't I sign up via the online database? Would be so much easier. Thanks!