Adventure Speaker Series: Laurie Choate's Tour Du Mont Blanc

Meet your fellow Olympia Mountaineers, enjoy some delicious food and learn about Laurie's fantastic Swiss trek.
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Alps? You? Hiking? YES YOU CAN!! Let me show you how I did it.

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic European trek that winds around the Mont Blanc massif, traversing through the French, Italian, and Swiss high Alps. The circuit is 110 miles in length, and rises and falls over 30,000 feet in elevation along the ever changing mountain panoramas. Join Mountaineer member Laurie Choate as she shares her 10 day adventure with her daughter, Katie, on this spectacular hike. Carrying only a day pack, Katie and Laurie enjoyed mountain huts, alpine villages, snow capped peaks, and endless glaciers as they hiked through pristine valleys and over dramatic mountain passes. If you think hiking in the Alps is beyond your grasp, come learn how anyone with reasonable fitness can enjoy this classic trek. Laurie will be sharing her lessons learned and give helpful hints as you plan your own adventure.

 Evening Schedule

5:45- Potluck -BRING a dish to share, your own plate and flatware. Eating starts promptly at 6:00

(Reminder:  Arrive early, parking and seating can be a challenge if you arrive late.)

6:15  Social activity -connect with our great outdoor community; grab a beverage, check out or return Mountaineer library books or bear canisters.

6:30 Meet the Mountaineers: meet some very cool, inspiring folks who like to hike, bike, kayak, climb, backpack, and that's not all! We are also very passionate conservationists. Ask us how you can get involved.

6:45 Announcements of up coming classes and events.

7:00 Adventure Speaker Series Presentation: starts promptly at 7pm, please arrive early as parking and seating are limited.