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Southwest Section Annual Dinner

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The American Alpine Club

Southwest Section Annual Dinner


Guest Speaker & National Geographic Explorer of the Year

Mike Libecki

Join us for an evening of old and new friends, extraordinary food and spirits, a pro’ deal level silent auction, and, we are pleased to announce, the infectiously upbeat Mike Libecki. Not only is Mike 100% certified for living fully alive in the moment, he’s also our man of the moment!

National Geographic Explorer of the Year and climber Mike Libecki, defines his life in two ways: 

• Irrecoverably subject to OECD (Obsessive Expedition Climbing Disorder): Mike explores the world’s most remote and untouched corners of the planet to find and climb huge, world-class first-ascents. Mike has completed more than 75 major expeditions in search of first ascents all over the planet. His goal is to complete 100 expeditions ranging from Afghanistan to Antarctica, to Greenland to Guyana, to Siberia to Socotra Island and anywhere else of interest in between.

• Dedicated father to his 14 year old daughter Lilliana: Lilliana is committed to helping save the world and explore in her own right. Lilliana has already visited 25 countries and all seven continents, and participated in three expeditions including an Antarctic ski expedition, a Kilimanjaro ascent, a 150-mile trek through the Nepali Himalaya, and a journey through the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca. She has focused these experiences on her humanitarian and conservation work via her own nonprofit organization, the JoyFund.

Mike embraces life with a platinum e-ticket to ride his dreams wherever he wants to take them. As Mike likes to say, “why ration passion?” Indeed, why not:

Join the American Alpine Club SW Section and Mike:

Vertical Wine Bar

When: Sunday, January 14, 2018

6:00 pm to ??? (we’ve got the place to ourselves, folks!)

Where: Vertical Wine Bar

70 N. Raymond Ave

Pasadena, CA 91103

Tickets: $60/person with cash bar (featuring many fine libations and spirits)

As Mike puts it: ”The time is now...What are you waiting for? No excuses.” 


Earlier Event: November 11
Metro NYC Section Dinner