Author Topic: "AN EVENING WITH MARK SYNNOTT"  (Read 599 times)

Offline schwortz

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« on: November 26, 2002, 03:19:39 pm »
hello to all climbers, mountaineers, and alpinists

on friday, december 6, 2002,
the university of pennsylvania outing club is proud to present:
"an evening with mark synnott"
world-class author, guide, speaker, climber, adventurer, and photographer

slide show and lecture
8 pm
meyerson hall room b-1
university of pennsylvania
philadelphia, pa

for meyerson hall directions:

FREE to penncard holders
$8.00 general admission
tickets on sale at the door

for directions to the university of pennsylvania please email:

for more information about the upenn outing club please visit:

for more about mark synnott, including guiding and speaking info:

this event is funded by $PEC Connaissance and is also $AC Funded.
mark synnott is one of the leading climbers of today, having done first
ascents and other difficult climbs in such remote areas as alaska,
baffin island, patagonia, the canadian rockies, cameroon, the karakoram,
and the himalaya. mark hails from the white mountain region of new
hampshire where he has explored every inch of the mountains from the
time he was a teenager. these days, he is responsible for some of the
hardest mixed routes in the area and has redpointed such difficult rock
routes as liquid sky (5.13b) on cathedral ledge.  after graduating from
middlebury college in vermont with a degree in philosophy mark went on
to pursue his dream of climbing the world's largest rock walls.  during
the spring and summer of 1995 and 1996 mark spent a total of 14 weeks in
baffin island's sam ford fjord, culminating with the first ascent of the
4,700-foot north face of the polar sun spire (the great and secret show
VII 5.11 A4 WI3). this ascent and his subsequent writing about it for
climbing magazine vaulted mark to the top of the climbing game. mark is
a member of the north face climbing team and has written many articles
for such publications as national geographic and climbing magazine.

come join us on friday, december 6, at 8 pm to hear from and talk with
mark about his recent adventures in such places as remote central china,
where few westerners and few climbers have ever been.  the pictures and
stories are sure to be memorable.  remember this event is FREE TO
we hope to see a huge turnout.

steve schwortz
tico gangulee
presidents, university of pennsylvania outing club