In September 1978, Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts led the expedition that put the first Americans on the summit of K2. Together with the heroic members of the expedition team, The Mountaineers will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this significant achievement in mountaineering history.
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  • Thu, Sep 6, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Goodman A, Goodman B, Goodman C, Goodman C: Rock Walls, Goodman C: Ice Walls, Basalt Columns
  • Bri Vanderlinden
  • briv@mountaineers.org
  • Development Committee [retired]
  • The Mountaineers
  • vCal / iCal
On Thursday, September 6, we invite you to a celebration with 6 of the original K2 expedition team. The event will kick off with an outdoor retailer fest with complimentary food, drinks, vendor tables, and conclude with a panel-style recount of the expedition with slides and photos from Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gather with these extraordinary climbers and honor their achievement. All are welcome!
5:00pm Outdoor Fest + Complimentary Food
7:00pm Speaking Presentation


Mountaineers Members receive a $5 discount
 on their ticket purchases
. To redeem, login to your active Mountaineers account and visit the Membership Event Discount page for the Eventbrite promotional code. Use this code during your ticket selection prior to checkout.


The Vibram Sole Factor Van will be on site during the event — whatever terrain, whatever adventure — you can upgrade any pair of shoes to have better performance and personalized style. A donation will be made to The Mountaineers for every new sole.

Our newest neighbor, Magnuson Cafe & Brewery, has officially moved into the neighborhood and will be supporting this event as our food and beverage sponsor.

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