Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mike Barker & Mike Lederer Presentation - Thursday October 28th

Date: October 28, 2010 at 7 pm
Location: The North Face® Store - Uptown, 2101 Broadway (at 73rd), New York, NY

Join Michael Lederer and Mike Barker as they share images and experiences from their expedition into the heart of the English Mountains in winter conditions. This remote subarctic wilderness range is now part of the Mealy Mountain National Park Reserve—larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. And it’s located as close to midtown Manhattan as Miami Beach!

On their journey, Mike and Michael did some pioneering climbing, witnessed spectacular scenery and found tremendous opportunities for future outdoor adventures. Their many years of experience prepared them for the challenges of the arctic weather and climbing, but not for the wrath of the Cave Creatures of local Innu legend. . .

About the presenters:
Michael Lederer has organized and led numerous four-season wilderness mountaineering expeditions for more than three decades. He is focused on exploring seldom-visited ranges or peaks, including several first ascents in the Battle Range of British Columbia's Columbia Mountains, and in the Alaska/Canada Boundary Ranges.

Mike Barker has been climbing since 1970; has led and guided rock, ice, alpine and high altitude expeditions in Asia, South America and throughout the US and Canada. Over the years he has introduced a multitude of people to mountaineering and climbing, and has been continually motivated to seek out, explore and perform numerous first ascents in an array of undeveloped areas.

Michael and Mike are both members of the New York Section of the American Alpine Club and proudly carried the NY Section Flag on this successful exploratory expedition.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nepal Tourism Board - Tourism Year 2011

The Nepal Tourism Board would like to inform you that Nepal will be celebrating the year 2011 as “Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY 2011).” This national tourism campaign will be observed in close cooperation with Nepalese travel trade sector and concerned organizations/experts. This announcement of Government of Nepal reflects the government’s anticipation to bring into Nepal at least one million international tourists by the year 2011.
In this regard, Nepal Tourism Board in association with the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN and Nepalese Travel Trade have planned a special Event ‘NTY 2011 Launch Program’ in New York on October 12, 2010 to promote NTY 2011 among the US Trade and Press fraternity.
One of the main special attractions of the Event will be to honor the US mountaineers who have scaled Mt. Everest and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The Cabinet Meeting held on May 7, 2010 has made a decision to provide gratis visa to Mt. Everest and Mt. Dhaulagiri summiteers from May 7, 2010 to 31st December 2011 on the occasion of Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
Similarly, Nepal Tourism Year 2011 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation made an announcement to honor all Everest Summitteers as ‘NTY 2011 Honorary Goodwill Ambassadors.’ This letter of appointment signed by Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation will be handed over to the Summitteers in NY to those who were unable to collect the same during 3rd International Everest Day held in Kathmandu on May 29, 2010.
As our Nepal Mission in New York has specially mentioned that we seek your assistance in inviting/informing the Summiteers to our Event on 14th October, we ask you to forward this correspondence to your members. We would appreciate if the attending Summiteers could contact the PR company MICE to confirm participation.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

31st Annual Dinner in New York City

Saturday, November 13, 2010

31 st NY Section Annual Black Tie Dinner. Union Club New York City

“A Seven Summits Silver Anniversary Celebration ” featuring Special Guests

Dick Bass, Dave Breashears, Phil Ershler and “Bo” Parfet

Twenty Five Years ago last April, Dick Bass, partnered with Dave Breashears, summitted Everest thus concluding a three year quest to climb the highest point on all Seven Continents, a feat which had not been accomplished before. Since then, more than 275 climbers have followed in Dick's footsteps and completed the odyssey with many more on their way. It has been a boon to the guiding industry and has spawned numerous books and films.

Invitations to this event are available on request from Section Chair Phil Erard at or at 212-763-0379. The event is run as a benefit for the AAC Library. Tickets are available by advance subscription only: none will be sold at the Door.