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May FCGS Meeting Presents Kurt Blair: Expeditions of the World’s Highest Mountains
May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree – $20.00
My journey through the Himalayas: Four expeditions to the world’s highest mountains.
I chronicle four different expeditions I have made to the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet to attempt Ama Dablam (2005), Cho Oyu (2008), Everest (2015), Mera and Baruntse (2016).
Kurt Blair grew up in Durango and learned how to climb from his father, Dr. Robert Blair Jr. starting when Kurt was about 8 years old. He has spent the past 40 years climbing in the world’s greatest ranges including Colorado Rockies, Tetons, North Cascades, Sierras, Alaska, Canadian Rockies, Alps, Andes, and Himalayas. After spending 20 years at a career in Information Technology, he is now semi-retired as a full time climbing and ski guide working for San Juan Mountain Guides.
- 5:00pm – Social outside Sitter Family Hall in the courtyard
- 6:00pm – Dinner
- 6:30pm – Lecture