Southwest Section Annual Holiday Dinner

  • Vertical Wine Bar 70 N. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103

Join the Southwest Section of the American Alpine Club for an evening of old and new friends, mouth watering food and spirits, a bro’ deal level silent auction and raffle, and—most of all—a the extraordinary Libby Sauter.

Experience the exceptional stoke of Libby’s work as a renowned bad-ass not only on the wall but also in conflict zone medical centers around the world. Her accomplishments are remarkable and inspirational: Notable among these are the women’s speed-climbing record on Yosemite’s legendary El Cap Nose route with partner Mayan Smith-Gobat as well a first ascent on the remote Patagonian wall El Hermano in northern Chile (first ascent: Cenizas a Cenizas ~ 4’000 ft, 5.11R A3).

When not tearing up stunning walls, Libby works as healer: both as a trauma nurse and pediatric intensive care unit nurse educator. Her specialty is caring for young cardiac patients in war-torn countries like Iraq, Libya and Ukraine as well as areas devastated by natural disasters such as Nepal. She has the stoke to go where needed! Don’t miss out on Libby’s reflections on her journeys and the importance of maintaining a global perspective!