Seattle-based adventure travel company announces anniversary events beginning with slide show June 18 by veteran Ecuadorian and Mt. Everest climber, Oswaldo Freire
SEATTLE, Wash., June 10, 2014 – From his close call on the 8000 meter peak of Nepal’s Manaslu, where 11 people perished from an avalanche, to his successful climb of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen to sharing his love of the Andes of Ecuador, Oswaldo Freire will inspire the audience with tales of life on high during this presentation. This will be the first event held by adventure travel company Mountain Madness to celebrate 30 years of leading guided mountain expeditions and international trekking. This event will take place at Second Ascent in Seattle, Washington at 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 18th. Beverages will be provided by Second Ascent.
Looking Beyond Mount Rainier – Mountain Madness will also be sponsoring a talk and slideshow about guided climbing in the more remote, less-traveled areas of the North Cascades. Seasoned Mountain Madness guides will share with the audience why heading out to some of the less-talked about areas can reward climbers with terrain and views rarely seen. July date to be determined.
Everest Trek & Off-the-beaten-path Nepal – Award-winning guide, Deana Zabaldo will present a slideshow on trekking to Everest base camp and other less-traveled areas and will answer questions about Nepal and her non-profit organization Changing Lives Nepal. Late summer date to be announced.
The Grand Finale – This will be held in the fall and will offer Mountain Madness a chance to thank clients for their continued support as well as allow MM to share tales of the company’s storied history. To be held at the Mountaineers Club in Seattle, Washington on Sand Point Way:
• Renowned guide and MM co-founder Wes Krause will be on hand to retell stories about the early days of Mountain Madness with Scott Fischer, and their adventures on Kilimanjaro and across the globe.
• Slideshows and video presentations of Scott Fischer and MM’s second owner Christine Boskoff, who was considered the world’s premier female high altitude climber before her untimely death in the mountains of Tibet.
• There will be free clinics on rock and ice climbing, among many others presented by guides and equipment vendors.
• Raffles, trip discounts, gear specials, food and beer.
• Guide for a day live auction- proceeds go to non-profits Mountain Madness supports
Giving back – These events will be free, however suggested donations will go to two non-profits Mountain Madness supports in Nepal and Tanzania.
About Mountain Madness
Shortly after completing the coveted, yet harrowing second ascent of Kilimanjaro’s Breach Icicle, Mountain Madness founders, Scott Fischer and Wes Krause, took pause. Relieved they survived the ascent of this vertical, detached pillar of ice, they also realized that they were hooked on adventure. Over the years they were chased by grizzly bears, walked among lions, rode avalanches, and made first ascents as they traveled across the globe. In 1984 Mountain Madness emerged from this partnership and the passion to share the challenge, beauty, and joy of climbing and trekking through guided trips across the globe.
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