Update: We heard the park might be closed due to flooding,
so before driving or paddling over, perhaps you would want to check with the
folks at Griffith Park at: 323-913-4688. Hope to see you there at 7:30 pm.
Thanks! As of this morning: The park is closed, but we should have no
problems coming in. Enter the Los feliz (main entrance).
Hi Mountain Friends! We hope
your new year is going well?
SummitClimb.com would like to
invite you to an exciting Himalayan slide-video lecture.
Who: Daniel Mazur, climber of
seven of the world's highest peaks, including Everest and K2
When: Tuesday, January 11th
at 7:30 pm
Where: Park Ranger's
Headquarters at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs
Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Host: Southern California
Please tell ALL of your
friends! We need a good turnout. Thanks.
The presenter is Daniel
Mazur, an active Himalayan mountaineer who provides a thrilling and
fascinating narrative of beautiful videos and slides of Himalayan climbing,
trekking and cultural exploration in Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, and China, as
well as an opportunity to meet (on film) the likes of Ed Viesturs, Rob Hall,
Anatoli Boukreev, and Scott Fisher, whom Dan has been lucky enough to climb
with over the years.
For more show and tell fun,
Dan is bringing the 3 satellite phone systems and the two lightweight oxygen
system they are using on Everest. If you are thinking of climbing and trekking
in the Himalaya, you will enjoy seeing these.
Its a fundraiser slideshow
for the Mount Everest Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Nepal and
Tibet. They are raising money for building health clinics, schools and
environmental projects for poor regions near to Mount Everest.
In addition, there will be a
lively discussion, so please bring many questions, as Dan loves talking about
his favorite subject: Mountains.
After the show, we plan to
adjourn to a local fun spot to chat and have a few drinks, so be sure and get
permission to stay out till 11:00pm.
See you there!
Special Thanks to Laurie Carr
and all of the kind people at Southern California Mountaineers Association for
hosting the occasion.
Best 2005 Wishes, Thank you
very much, and Cheers for now. Yours Sincerely, from SummitClimb.com and
Daniel is a 44-year old
Himalayan explorer, building designer, and climbing and trekking equipment
tester, having lived in England, Asia, and North America. There are 14 peaks
in the world higher than 8,000 metres and he has reached the summits of 7 of
them: Mt. Everest, K2, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Gasherbrum
1. Climbing Magazine named Daniel the "most successful American to ever launch
an expedition". As a surprisingly articulate but humble Himalayan explorer
and scholar, Daniel has been active in climbing the highest peaks of the
Himalaya for many years. Daniel's written, photographic, and cinematic works
are featured in London Alpine Journal, American Alpine Journal, Ito-Yuki
Journal of the Japanese Alpine Club, Himalayan Journal, High Magazine,
Climbing Magazine, Climber Magazine, the London Independent Newspaper, the
London Guardian, On the Edge Magazine, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice
Magazine, Vertical Magazine, NBC Television, The Discovery Channel,
EverestNews.com Website, Quokka Sports Website, and the new Cho-Oyu dvd.
His personal link with the
region and its peoples began in 1986 when he traveled and trekked throughout
Tibet and Nepal with friends, then joined together with climbers he
accidentally met in a second-hand equipment shop in Kathmandu, to ascend Mount
Everest followed by 7 of the world's highest 8000 metre peaks, many, including
K2, by lesser known, new, and "off-the-beaten-track" routes. Here is a recent
quotation from Dan: "During more than 30 visits to our planet's highest
mountains, I am still surprised by the stark conditions local people live in,
by their crippling lack of health care, lack of education, and rapidly
shrinking forests. That's why I recently became involved with the Everest
Foundation." He has been leading and organizing successful and safe overland,
trekking, and mountaineering expeditions for 18 years, to Tibet, Nepal, China,
North and South America, Pakistan, India, and Tadjikistan, and India.
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