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Mountainfilm showing in Chicago

Postby Alpinist » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:50 pm

Mountainfilm is showing a film in Chicago this Friday. Ed Viesturs & Jim Whittaker will be there in person.

Friday, October 16, 2009
6:30pm - 10:00pm
AMC Pipers Alley Theatre
1608 N Wells, Chicago, IL

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151591898204

Hope to see you there...
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Re: Mountainfilm showing in Chicago

Postby aedwards » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:36 pm

Alpinist wrote:Mountainfilm is showing a film in Chicago this Friday. Ed Viesturs & Jim Whittaker will be there in person.

Friday, October 16, 2009
6:30pm - 10:00pm
AMC Pipers Alley Theatre
1608 N Wells, Chicago, IL

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151591898204

Hope to see you there...


Wish I could, sounds really cool.
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Postby woodsxc » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:17 pm

Lobbying the parentals right now. I've got a race in Detroit on Sunday, but I'm hoping they'll let me use the car.
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Postby alpinejason » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:01 pm

got tickets last night! another CMC guy will be coming too. i'm lobbying for some females to join so it won't be a huge sausage fest...
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Postby Alpinist » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:22 pm

There will be at least a few women there. Keith (from the CMC) and I are both bringing our gals. Someone by the name of Shannon is coming from San Francisco. She's a friend of the MountainFilm folks.

I'm not sure if I know you or not. I'll wear my orange Aconcagua cap. Give me a shout if you spot me there.
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mountainfilm???

Postby grabbs146 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:56 pm

Who's Ed Viesters and Lou Whittaker??? What's Fitzroy?
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Re: mountainfilm???

Postby Alpinist » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:35 pm

grabbs146 wrote:Who's Ed Viesters and Lou Whittaker??? What's Fitzroy?

They are 2 of the most well known American climbers.

Ed Viesturs

From a boy who grew up on the flatlands of Illinois, Ed has established himself as America’s premier high-altitude mountaineer. He’s the first American and the fifth person to summit all 14 of the world's 8000-meter peaks—all without the use of supplemental oxygen. He moved to Seattle in 1977 to study at the University of Washington and then at Washington State University, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He began guiding on Rainier with RMI in 1982 and has participated in 30 Himalayan expeditions since 1987.

Ed's first book, No Shortcuts To The Top, was a national bestseller. Ed will be signing copies of his next book K2: Life and Death on the World’s Deadliest Mountain, that will be released in October 2009, from Broadway Books.

Jim Whittaker

He was the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He summited on May 1, 1963 with the Sherpa Nawang Gombu (a nephew of Tenzing Norgay). They ran out of oxygen but managed to reach the summit. Once there, Whittaker planted a US flag at the top.

He led the 1990 Everest Peace Climb that brought together climbers from the United States, USSR and China. In addition to putting more than a dozen climbers on the summit, the expedition hauled off a large amount of trash left on the mountain by previous expeditions.

In 1999 Whittaker released his autobiography, A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond.
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Postby woodsxc » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:00 pm

D-mmit! I can't go. The parentals vetoed my plan b/c I have to be in Detroit tomorrow for a race. :evil:

Those of you lucky enough to go, have a blast.
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