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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Climb “A Mountain called Meru”


Or, just maybe get the inspiration to begin another adventure of your own

NEW HAVEN — The North Face, a supplier of outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, will bring alpinist, photographer and The North Face Athlete Team member Jimmy Chin to New Haven on Oct. 18 as part of the 2010 New Stop Exploring Series.
The live, nationwide 29-city tour "invites adventure fans from across the country to share in the incredible tales of seven top professionals from The North Face Global Athlete Team," North Face said in a statement.
The tour this year "boasts its most thrilling lineup yet, with more athletes and more tour stops," the statement said.
Jimmy Chin, who started his career as a climber and grew into an award-winning, highly-published adventure photographer, will share the story of how he returned to his climbing roots on an expedition that took him deep into the Indian Himalaya, the statement said.
In “A Mountain called Meru,” presented by The North Face and Trailblazer, Chin will talk about how teamwork and trust helped him and his fellow climbers survive the hardest climb of their careers – an 18-day ascent of the 22,000-foot Mount Meru – racked by storm and cold, the statement said.
"One of the most versatile and sought after expedition photographers in the industry, Jimmy spends most of the year climbing, skiing, exploring and photographing expeditions in remote corners of the planet. In the past decade, Jimmy has filmed and photographed some of the best adventurers, climbers and skiers in the world, documenting everything from first ascents of unclimbed towers in the Karakoram, to ski descents of the highest peaks in the Himalayas," the statement said.
Attendees will get to hear the story first-hand at Chin’s presentation, which will take place at The Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
It will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. VIP reception in benefit of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, the statement said.
Tickets for the event are available for free on a first come, first served basis. Guaranteed seats are available starting at $8 here and at www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries.
VIP Reception tickets, which include preferred seating, a meet & greet with Chin, beer, wine and light food, are available for $20.
Following the presentation, there will be an interactive question-and-answer session and a book/poster signing.
The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series, sponsored by GORE-TEX®, Outside Magazine and PrimaLoft®, runs Sept. 28 through Dec. 3. For more information about additional tour dates and athlete appearances, visit www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries.

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. It is headquartered in San Leandro, Calif.

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