Friday, November 14, 2014

The Epic of Everest at the Rubin Museum Wednesday November 19 at 7PM

Please join the New York Section and Everest Veteran Robert Anderson for the New York premiere of a magnificent restoration of one of the most historically significant films of all time: The Epic of Everest documents the doomed attempt of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine to scale the world’s highest mountain in 1924.

“Spooky, entrancing.” - TimeOut London

“The sequences in Tibet before the climb, of daily life among the Sherpas and their families, are of rare and magical ethnographic value.” - The Daily Telegraph

Capt. John Noel’s The Epic of Everest (1924) has been newly restored by the British Film Institute, with a mesmerizing and evocative new score by Simon Fisher Turner, and with the original tinting restored for the striking mountain sequences.

 “This movie is all about the awe-inspiring visuals, mist rolling off the mountain top, glaciers twinkling in the evening light – and the crowning glory is the blue-tinted Fairyland of Ice sequence.” - Silent London

The third attempt to climb Everest famously culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they did indeed reach the summit. Filming in brutally harsh conditions with a hand-cranked camera, Captain John Noel captured images of breathtaking beauty and considerable historic significance. The film is probably the earliest filmed records of life in Tibet and features sequences at Phari Dzong (Pagri), Shekar Dzong (Xegar) and Rongbuk monastery. But what resonates so deeply is Noel’s ability to frame the vulnerability, isolation and courage of people persevering in one of the world’s harshest landscapes.

Directions can be found here: http://www.rubinmuseum.org/visit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vanessa O'Brien on Manaslu

Here are some great photos sent to us from Vanessa O'Brien from Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, at 26,759 feet. She summitted on Sept 25 and this is her 4th 8,000m peak following (Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Everest).
















Friday, September 19, 2014

Distinguished Climbers on the Shawangunk Cliffs Program at Elting



The Shawangunk Ridge is a defining edge of our valley and our lives. This unique wilderness has seduced generations of hikers and drawn climbers from around the world.  The Gunks’ compact but diverse landscape inspired artist Gregory Frux to create a twelve etching portfolio and many oil paintings, which will all be on display at the Elting Memorial Library, beginning October 27th. On Thursday, October 30th, Mr. Frux will also moderate a discussion with veteran rock climbers-- Rich Gottlieb, Jon Ross, Al DeMaria, Richard Goldstone, Chris Fracchia and Rich Romano and Claude Suhl on their pioneering experiences on these seductive quartzite escarpments.  These cliffs have caught the climbing world’s imagination, and have changed lives.  Come hear these fascinating stories! This presentation is free and open to the public, and will be held at 7 PM, in the Steinberg Reading Room at Elting Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

October 30, 2014 Event at the New Paltz Library



Distinguished Climbers on the Shawangunk Cliffs Program at Elting

The Shawangunk Ridge is a defining edge of our valley and our livesThis unique wilderness has seduced generations of hikers and drawn climbers from around the world.  The Gunks’ compact but diverse landscape inspired artist Gregory Frux to create a twelve etching portfolio and many oil paintings, which will all be on display at the Elting Memorial Library, beginning October 27th. On Thursday, October 30th, Mr. Frux will also moderate a discussion with veteran rock climbers John Ross, Rick Gottlieb and [to be added] on their pioneering experiences on these seductive quartzite escarpments.  These cliffs have caught the climbing world’s imagination, and have changed lives.  Come hear these fascinating stories! This presentation is free and open to the public, and will be held at 7 PM, in the Steinberg Reading Room at Elting Library, 93 Main Street, New Paltz.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Photos from the AAC Summer Outing in the Adirondacks

Ausable Club between two heads, from the summit of Giant

John Tiernan and Phil Erard

Purple trillium, South face of Giant

Andrew Miller between boulder and hard place, Rocky Peak

Trillium on descent of Giant to Roaring Brook

Big boulder near Bald Peak, with Rocky Peak on the right

Dianne Lob at Owl's Head Lookout

New Cascade slide across the Valley

Joe DiSaverio and Wayne Wilson

Interesting sculpture on top of Pitchoff
Conor Moran pointing out the High Peaks of the Great Range on the First Brother on the way to Big Slide

Mary Margaret Anderson on her first rock climb

Lisa Andrews on TR at the Beer Walls

After hiking over Bald Mountain, Rocky Peak and Rocky Peak Ridge from Route 9

On top of Rocky Peak on the way to Giant

Bob Hall climbing on Shelving Rock near Lake George

John Tiernan and Joe DiSaverio on Pitchoff

View from Giant after hail and rain storm