Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NY Section Autumn Dinner & Social

Last Saturday, Nov. 11th over a hundred Section Members and their guests gathered at the Union Club to meet friends, share a meal, hear a Live Your Dream grant winner report and meet Vanessa O'Brien, the first American women to summit K2.
First American women to summit K2, Vanessa O'Brien addresses the crowd

Grading the answers to the K2 Quiz, Judges Howard Sebold, Metro NY Section Chair and Jonathan O'Brien

Executive Members of the US Nepal Climbers Association (USNCA) and reps from Arc'Teryx Soho, K2 Quiz sponsor with O'Brien and Sebold
L to R - AAC CEO, Phil Powers; Metro NY Section Chair, Howard Sebold; Pasang Rinji Sherpa, President USNCA, Vanessa O'Brien, 1st U.S. woman to summit K2, Ang Gyalzen Sherpa, Secretary USNCA and Ngawang N. Sherpa 
Event speakers Vanessa O'Brien and LYD grant winner, Greg Morrissey with members of the St. Peter's Prep Adventure Club
 Former NY Section Chair Phil Erard with wife Corrine and climbing friend Kwan Choe

AAC CEO Phil Powers delivers a Club update