Adventure Speaker Series.  Erden Eruc: Human Powered Solo Expedition Around the World.

Adventure Speaker Series. Erden Eruc: Human Powered Solo Expedition Around the World.

Olympia Mountaineers invites members and non members to join us on our eight evening socials on the first Wednesday of the month, September thru May (excluding November) The meetings are at the Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Rd. NE. 98506. Door opens at 5:30 pm, potluck dinner starts promptly at 6pm. Bring a dish to share, plate and flatware. Or 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.

Erden took a little more than 5 years to complete the first solo circumnavigation by human power.  What started as a simple idea in 1997, would become his quiet obsession.  The death of his friend while they were rock climbing together finally put him in motion.   "Life is short, get on with it" was the message.  Erden is the leading ocean rower in the world today.  He is the recipient of the 2013 Citation of Merit from the prestigious Explorers Club and one of the 2013 Adventurers of the Year- " Nine individuals changing the face of global adventure" by  Outside Magazine.  He is already listed in the 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2018 Guinness books of World Records.  He has 15 registered Guinness World Records.