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International mountaineer Jamie Clarke will speak

April 27, 2009

Jamie Clarke is a modern-day adventurer, having been to some of the harshest environments on earth. He'll visit campus this Thursday to describe his expeditions and his preparations for his fourth climb of Mt. Everest.

"Above all else: The Everest Dream"

Stories of adventure
Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 214-216 

International mountaineer and adventurer Jamie Clarke will visit CSU to discuss his adventures, the value of passionately living an active life, and the preparations for his fourth climb of Mount Everest in 2010.

Clarke has authored two books and has been featured in two National Geographic documentaries based on his adventures. 

His talk is on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, Room 214-216.  This event is free and open to the public!

(Photo at right: Jamie Clarke on summit of Mount Everest. Lhakpa Tshering Sherpa OAS 1997. Permission granted by Jamie Clarke) 

Live looking forward

Clarke's motto is, "It's not about where you've been. It's about where you're headed." Clarke, 41, of Calgary, Alberta, has been taking part in expeditions for more than 20 years, covering the world’s highest peaks on all seven continents to the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia, one of the most desolate deserts in the world.

A 34-year-old adventurer, author, and gifted speaker, Jamie Clarke is a former cross country ski champion who has undertaken grueling journeys to some of the most desolate landscapes on earth.  

Where Clarke's passion for adventure began...

Jamie Clarke's passion for adventure began when he was a toddler riding in a dog sled through the Rocky Mountains of Canada. This passion has been present in every endeavor he has undertaken - ski racing - exploring more than forty countries - climbing Mount Everest - traversing the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Desert.

With 25 years of mountain experience, this three time ski champion has reached five of the highest "Seven Summits" in the world: Mount Aconcagua (1993), Mount McKinley (1996), Mount Everest (1997) Mount Kilimanjaro (2001) and Mount Elbrus (2002). He was the ninth Canadian to summit Everest and one of three Westerners to cross the Empty Quarter in 46 years.

Sponsored by Campus Recreation and the Outdoor Adventure Program.

Contact: Rodney Ley
Phone: (970) 491-0964