Mike Libecki Benefit for Utah Environmental Congress Apr 2

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Mike Libecki Benefit for Utah Environmental Congress Apr 2

Postby Bob » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:31 am

“To the Ends of the Earth”
Explorer Mike Libecki's Presentation Benefit for Utah Environmental Congress
Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm
Brewvie’s Cinema Pub
677 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT

Mike Libecki, internationally famed explorer, will present slides and films from his adventures in a benefit for the Utah Environmental Congress on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00pm at Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 South 200 West in Salt Lake City. Libecki’s presentation, “To the Ends of the Earth,” focuses on exploring absolute virgin Earth while seeking first ascents on big walls around the world, both completely alone and with partners. We will visit places from very different parts of the planet, like Venezuela to climb first ascents on the Tepuis in the Gran Sabana, Western China to climb first ascents on giant granite rock faces that are on the boarder of Kyrgyzstan and China, and Greenland to explore untouched fjords that are home to some of the largest unclimbed rock towers on the planet. As we take these journeys we will experience what it is like to be alone in very remote places without the possibility of rescue, live in 24-hour sunlight, experience amazing flora and fauna, survive in some of the harshest environments on the planet, take on deadly scorpions and tarantulas, witness the beauty of wild polar bears, meet amazing colorful culture and nomadic people living off the land, the list goes on. Of course we will see what it takes to climb some of the biggest rock walls on the planet, how it is to live in the vertical world for weeks at a time, and what it is like to capture these journeys with photography and video.

Admission to Mike Libecki’s presentation is $5 to benefit the Utah Environmental Congress, Utah’s only organization working to protect all six national forests in Utah. Admission ages 21 and up. For more information, call the Utah Environmental Congress at 801-466-4055.

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