Olympia Adventure Speakers Committee

Olympia Adventure Speakers Committee

Meet the Mountaineers, Potluck and Adventure Speaker Series meets the first Wednesday of the Month, September to May (excluding November), Doors open at 5:30 pm, potluck dinner starts promptly at 6:00PM. You can grab a hot drink, check out our Mountaineer library, audiovisual presentation , or pick up membership, activities and class information. Branch announcements are at 6:45 and our outstanding Adventure Speaker Series starts promptly at 7pm. Location: Friends Meeting House at Priest Point, 3201 Boston Harbor Road. Olympia Come early, attend all four activities or arrive no later then 6:45 for the Speaker Need more info? Call the coordinator, Carolyn Burreson, cbburreson@q.com No meetings in the summer months, June, July, or August




March 7 2018:Tami Asars- Washington's Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail in Washington State is a vision!  Why not work some really great section hikes along the PCT into the summer vacation schedule? Join Tami Asars, author of the new book, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Washington, as she guides us through Washington State's PCT, section by section, from the lowlands of the Columbia River to the quiet Pasayten Wilderness and beyond!

April 4 2018: Bill Thorness - Cycling the Pacific Coast
Sandy beaches, craggy sea stacks and towering redwoods inspire a cycling adventure like no other. Trace the contours of the Pacific Coast from Vancouver, B.C. to the Mexico border using this new Mountaineers Books guidebook. Set your wheels for all 1,900 miles or tackle sections. Perhaps include a side trip to Portland, or one of the wine country rambles. Preview the coast with Bill's lively photo and map slideshow. Bill is also the author of Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans, and will have both books available for purchase and signing. Bill will share bike rides that everyone, regardless of fitness level or experience, will enjoy!

May 2 2018 : Steve Swenson, Karakoram
Join world-class alpinist Steve Swenson as he shares stories and images from his book Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict (Mountaineers Books) which details his nearly 4 decades of climbing in The Karakoram Range that spans Pakistan, India and China, through a 45-minute multimedia presentation, Steve explores the nature of high altitude, alpine climbing, the complexities of mounting remote expeditions, the geo political workings of the fraught region, as well as his passion for the cultural communities in this area of the world. 

 Presentations are followed by a Q&A and author book signing. 

More information can be found on the Olympia Mountaineers Internet Site.