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Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby tigerlilly » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:59 pm

I realize this is late notice, but I have a free ticket to hear Ed Viesturs at the National Geographic in Washington DC, Tonight (April 16th)
this is a sold out event.
Let me know if you want it and I can meet you in the lobby before it starts.

-TL
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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby Hotoven » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:54 pm

did you go? If I had a few days heads up I would have come down for it.
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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby tigerlilly » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:59 pm

Yes. It was incredible. He is very funny and a very good public speaker. I was on the edge of my chair the whole time.

Added bonus: this morning I got to see the space shuttle fly over my head!

Not a bad 24 hours!!!!!!

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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby Hotoven » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:31 am

Wow, I'm so glad you had a splendid time!
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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby Fletch » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:51 am

Tiger - how much were the tickets, if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby tigerlilly » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:59 pm

I think it was $18-20, a piece. Somewhere in that range.

Here are their events:
http://events.nationalgeographic.com/ev ... al-events/

Free parking !
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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:43 pm

Of all the slide shows of hardcore alpinists I've seen, Ed is by far the most polished speaker. I had a GF whose boss had season tickets to Benaroya Hall in Seattle (typically operas and such). He gave her the Ed Viestures tickets and she brought me along. The audience was decidedly non dirt bag climbers (mostly rich folks used to listening to high brow music and lectures) and Ed had the whole audience eating out his hand. He did a question and answer section at the end with audience members submitting question on 3 x 5 cards.

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Answer: Quickly. Because its cold.
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Re: Free ticket, tonight Ed Viesturs

Postby Hotoven » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:38 pm

Question: Do you get to ever relax in a bath on Everest, or do you just have to settle for a quick shower?
Answer: What are you talking about?
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