Ben Spiess will be speaking on Friday,
March 18th at 8pm in Emerson Hall 101.
His talk, "An Introduction to the Alaskan
Range," is about climbing the Southwest
Ridge of Peak 11,300 in the Alaska Range near
Denali.The climb was a 3-day, 7,000 foot, mixed,
alpine climb with 5.8 rock & some steep ice.
While there, he also scouted some nearby routes
on Mt. Barille and Moose's Tooth in the Ruth Gorge.
Dave Anderson will be speaking on Friday,
April 15th at 8pm, location to be announced.
His talk, "The Long Walk," recounts
how he and some friends traced the amazing journey
of Slavomir Rawicz, chronicled in the book The
Long Walk. In 1941 Rawicz escaped from a
Soviet labor camp in Siberia with six fellow prisoners.
They spent a year walking over 4,000 miles of
the most forbidding terrain on Earth, through
the desolate Siberian tundra, the great Gobi desert,
and over the Himalayas. Rawicz and his compatriots
had no map, compass or supplies, only a fierce
determination to survive.
Mr. Anderson's presentation examines a part of
the world that has gone through a tremendous transformation
since Rawicz made his escape. The economic, political,
environmental, religious and social character
of Russia, Mongolia, China, Tibet and India has
changed considerably in the last 60 years and
he was able to capture many of these changes on
film and video. The show is an adventure that
brings the past and the present together and gives
hope to the future.
Harvard Mountaineering 25: Finally
published and mailed! Local members can pick up
a copy at any HMC meeting. Life and Alumni members
can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with
their mailing address.
"Guides": Currently available
are Bouldering Boston By Bus
and directions to Quincy
Quarries and Hammond Pond.