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schwortz

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scott backes: travels with twight and the like
« on: October 27, 2003, 07:14:26 PM »

hello out there to all you climbers, mountaineers, alpinists, and all those flatlanders who aspire to greater heights.  the university of pennsylvania outing club is proud to present:

SCOTT BACKES
TRAVELS WITH TWIGHT AND THE LIKE

slide show and talk
8 pm, monday, november 3, 2003
houston hall - hall of flags
university of pennsylvania
philadelphia, pa 19104

FREE TO PENNCARD HOLDERS
ONLY $2.00 GENERAL ADMISSION
FREE RAFFLE TICKET WITH ADMISSION
tickets on sale at the door
ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKETS $1.00 EACH
RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE CLIMBING GEAR AND GIFT CERTIFICATES
     
for directions to houston hall:
http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_map.php3?id=102      

for directions to the university of pennsylvania:
http://www.admissionsug.upenn.edu/visiting/directions.php      

brought to you by the University of Pennsylvania Outing Club
$AC funded and GI$AC/GAP$A funded
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what has made a formerly marginal activity like climbing become such a touchstone today? why do we see its images seemingly everywhere? how does climbing contribute to our culture today? when and why did all of this change. you'll be intrigued and your thoughts will be provoked with scott backes' approach to these questions.

scott backes is a flatlander; he has lived all his life in minnesota. his list of first ascents, speed ascents and partners are well known to all those who aspire to alpinism. how is it possible for a man who lives in the midwest to become one of the finest alpinists in the country? the mentors he encountered on his travels were to him, what made the transformation from taylor's falls top-roper to member of the north face's climbing team possible. this show is dedicated to those mentors and their teachings.

five seminal expeditions will be covered, each of which changed his life and his view of what was possible. each of these trips helped him to understand the spiritual as well as the technical growth necessary for him to continue his travels down his path. the last section of the show is the trip that he believes was the culmination of all of his study. in the first summer of our new
millennium scott backes traveled to alaska to put his ideals and beliefs into action. on mt. mckinley, together with steve house and mark twight, he climbed the hardest route on the mountain. the trio climbed the 9,000-foot "czech direct" route with no tent or sleeping bags in a 60 continuous push. overhanging rock and ice, difficult mixed terrain and no sleep made this ascent mythic. join with scott as he takes you on a twenty-five year odyssey of success, failure
and most importantly discovery

for more information about scott backes please visit:
http://www.alpinementoring.com/
http://www.midwestmtn.com/backesbio.htm
http://www.neice.com/Articles/2004/Inpractice/InPractice.htm
http://www.cascadesmountaineers.org/Programs/0306ScottBackes/program.htm

for more information about the university of pennsylvania outing club please email/visit:
upoc@dolphin.upenn.edu      
http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~upoc

for more information about our sponsors please visit:
Chestnut Mountain Productions – http://www.chestnutmtnproductions.com
Eastern Mountain Sports - http://www.ems.com

peace
happy climbing
university of pennsylvania outing club


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