Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rubin Museum of Art : Peak Experience VI

Climbing at the Rubin. Note Mallory at the bottom of the Hillary Step.

If you are the parent or guardian of an adventurous 9-year-old, and you would relish a night off in the middle of July, read on.

On July 23 your child could be the youngest person to reach the peak of the highest mountain in the world. Without leaving Manhattan.

Guided by some of the world’s top mountaineers and experienced Sherpas, 40 kids ages 9-12 will have the chance to experience a fully simulated ascent of Mount Everest right here from the foothills of Chelsea, replete with avalanches, icefalls, daring rescues, precarious ladder crossings, and the ever-present possibility of a yeti sighting. It’s an overnight. Kids only. No parents! More information and tickets here.


Peak Experience
Climb Mount Everest without leaving Manhattan!

Saturday, July 23–
7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
8:00 a.m.
$175 per child/
$157.50 for members

Tickets and registration available online at or by calling the Box Office: 212-620-5000 x344

“We said goodbye to our families, strapped on harnesses, and used carabiners and ropes to climb the spiral staircase, which had been transformed into Mt. Everest” – Rose Goodman, age 9, and Lila Colet, age 10, Time Out New York Kids

July 23-24, 2011, will mark the Rubin Museum of Art's sixth Peak Experience. During this sleepover adventure forty children, ages nine to twelve, simulate an ascent of the tallest mountain in the world.
Sherpas, museum guides, and some of the world’s most experienced Mount Everest climbers will lead these young climbers through the basic camping, safety, teamwork, and leadership skills necessary for high altitude climbing. Led by Robert Anderson (see below), a veteran of nine Everest expeditions, they will explore Himalayan art, Sherpa culture and food, and mountaineering etiquette. In order to reach the summit, participants must overcome the challenges climbers face, such as tying knots with mittens on, negotiating the notorious Hillary Step, and rescuing a frozen climber. Anderson will rappel straight down the center of the museum’s spiral staircase, hooked into a rope suspended from the museum’s 90-foot high atrium. At nightfall the climbers will descend to base camp to enjoy a hearty tsampa dinner, exchange stories of the mysterious yeti that roam the slopes of Everest, and fall asleep under the mighty mountain’s peak in order to prepare for the assault of the top before dawn...

Registration is complete only when the waiver and information sheet along with payment have been received by RMA.

This program is presented in association with the American Alpine Club (New York Chapter)
150 WEST 17TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY Ÿ 212.620.5000 x344

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