Friday, April 13, 2012

Kids "Climb Everest" at the Rubin Museum: An Overnight Mountaineering Experience
It's time for Peak Experience VII: a program presented by the AAC New York Section and the Rubin Museum of Art.

Saturday May 12 – Sunday May 13, 2012
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011

Forty kids, aged 9-12 roped together alpine style, confront the challenges of climbing Mt. Everest. They discover the beauty, consider the perils, experience the culture and practice team dynamics. Their expedition leader is world-renowned high altitude mountaineer Robert M. Anderson. He is aided by Sherpa guides from Nepal and experienced climbers from around the world. The goal is not only to reach the summit, but also for all return unharmed. The children carefully make their way to each of the four camps along the Museum’s great spiral staircase. Here they learn safety techniques, leadership skills, Sherpa culture and the life lessons embodied in Himalayan art. Frostbite, oxygen and the brain, and why things feel heavier the higher you go will be issues the kids will confront. Together over the course of the evening, they share an astonishing experience: a fully simulated ascent of the highest mountain on earth.

Check out this cool trailer about the climb: are still spots left for your kids! AAC Members receive discounted tickets.
Tickets: $175 / AAC Members and Rubin Members $ 157.50
Please call 212.620.5000 x344 to buy tickets. Be sure to mention your AAC Membership for the discounted rate.

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