AAC New York Section members are invited to a presentation of You Want to Go Where?
7 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010, Tent & Trails, 21 Park Place
Jeff Blumenfeld’s presentation is based on his new book, “You Want to Go Where?” (Skyhorse Publishing) that covers some of the world’s most historic expeditions and adventures with an eye towards how people can gain funding for their own travels.
The talk, which has been presented at The Explorers Club, The Adventurers Club, the American Mountaineering Museum, and in early January 2010 off the coast of Antarctica, includes illustrations of such noteworthy adventures as:
Norman Vaughan - climbed Antarctic mountain named after himself
Will Steger - first confirmed dog sled trek to the North Pole
Reid Stowe - currently engaged in his quest to be at sea for 1,152 days, a record
Mike Haugen - climbed tallest U.S. peaks in record time
Paul Schurke – dogsled expedition across the Bering Strait
Barbara Hillary - went to the North Pole; now wants to go to the South at 77
Andre Tolme – adventure golf? Yes indeed. He hit a golf ball across Mongolia
Blumenfeld then explains that companies are not there to pay for your vacation. However, if you have a project that is bigger than yourself - a trip with a purpose - it is possible to generate cash or in-kind (gear) support. His talk is illustrated with over 40 photographs taken all over the world, including a selection from his recent Antarctic expedition.
Jeff Blumenfeld is editor of Expedition News, a 16-year-old monthly newsletter that covers the adventure marketing world. A resident of New Canaan, Conn., he is a member of The Explorers Club, the American Alpine Club, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In January 2010 he was a chaperone on a students educational trip to Antarctica (studentsonice.com).
Tent & Trails
21 Park Place
New York, New York 10007
(212) 227-1760 or (212) 227-1761
(21 Park Place is just off Broadway opposite City Hall Park)