Climbing Mount McKinley
Earlier this year our own Alex Korjavine and friend Eugene Volskiy reached the summit of the highest mountain peak in North America, some 20,237 feet (6,168 m) above sea level.
Listen to their story about the obstacles they needed to overcome, the extreme cold temperatures that average -20 C at the base and -45 at the summit, high altitude sickness, and numerous crevasses.
They will show pictures and a few short video clips showing storms and their daily routines in these conditions. They will also tell a few expedition anecdotes as well as bringing along their equipment to show members what’s involved in expeditions of this type.
They paid for ALL their expedition expenses including equipment, flight tickets, climbing permits, accommodation “off the mountain”, food, etc. In addition they raised money for IFAW (www.ifaw.org/australia/about-ifaw) an organisation that fights for the protection of whales and the welfare of other animals.
The meeting will commence at 7:30 pm following a BYO BBQ for those interested.