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SO! General Meeting

Tuesday, April 9, 5:50 pm

5:50-6:20 PM: Social half hour with refreshments.
6:20-7:40 PM: meeting and presentation.
Presentation title: Climbing Mt. Everest 1983 before the crowds
Speaker: Peter Jamieson
Presentation summary: The presentation is an account of an ascent of Mount Everest in 1983 where I became the 14th American to reach the summit. The expedition was part of an attempt to climb the Seven Summits, by Dick Bass and Frank Wells where they tried to reach the highest point on each continent in one year. In 1983 the Nepali Government only issued one permit to climb the mountain each season. As a result, our team of 13 were the only climbers on the mountain. Today there can be several hundred climbers at any time trying to reach the top.
Speaker bio: Peter Jamieson came to Durango in 1974 to attend Fort Lewis College. There he met other climbers and began his climbing career. After working as the first employee of Pine Needle Mountaineering, an Outward Bound instructor and a ski patrolman, Peter became a Physician Assistant and worked at both the Animas Surgical Hospital and Mercy until retiring in 2018. He still lives in Durango with his better half, Gwenda, and climbs, skis and explores the canyon country when he can.

Meeting Place: Durango Rec Center 5:50 pm Durango Rec Center 6:20pm

Difficulty Info: Fun and Educational