Saturday, January 29, 2011

More Photos from the AAC Winter Outing

New pictures and details of climbs from the AAC Winter Outing 2011 in the Adirondacks.

Presentation on Thursday February 3, 2011

High Peaks and Lofty Dreams
Denali: The High One. At Last.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
7:00 p.m.
71 Raymond Road (Blue Back Square)
West Hartford, CT 06107

Three times over fifteen years, adventure photographer and high altitude mountaineer Walt Hampton attempted to climb Mt. McKinley (Denali), North America's highest peak. Turned back twice by ferocious winds, unrelenting snows and unmitigated fears, Hampton nearly abandoned his lifelong dream of summiting The High One. But with uncompromising tenacity, he returned this past June to finally stand on top.

Denali sits in the heart of the Alaska Range and has a vertical rise higher than Everest's. Known for its extreme cold and dangerous storms, Denali is not for the unprepared or faint of heart.

Hampton, who climbed with his wife and his son, will share his daring adventures, his struggle to achieve an elusive goal, and his spectacular photography. He'll talk about dreams denied and dreams fulfilled; what it takes to succeed in the mountains - and in life.

Come and explore the possibility of climbing in the Greater Ranges. Come ponder your own dreams of adventure and daring. Or just come and enjoy some extraordinary photos and a great tale.

Walt Hampton
Senior Mentor
Summit Success, LLC
P.O. Box 759
Canton, CT 06019-0759
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AAC Winter Outing - January 21, 2011

Ron Bixby Top First Pitch, Neurosis

Ron Bixby Finishes Pitchoff Right, Temperature About 10 Degrees, Photo by Vic Benes

Vic Benes on Pitchoff Right

Monday, January 17, 2011

Wild Utah Event - February 22, 2011 - Members Janet and Greg Frux

The Tuesday Evening Hour, Inc. 49 Fulton Street, New York (One block from South Street Seaport).
FEBRUARY 22nd, 6:30 P.M. $2 donation

Janet and Greg will report on their exploration of Utah Wilderness
illustrated by photos and artwork they created while in the windswept canyons.
Working closely with information from Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
they will discuss the conservation and ecological concerns of the area