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Adventures in the Alps - Big and Small

Date: 
Tue, 2019-10-22

In August of this year, Bill Geist, along with team mate Jason Halladay, participated in a 180 mile team run with a cumulative elevation gain of 80,000 feet around Mont Blanc traveling through the Alps of France, Italy, and Switzerland.  This event, called the PTL (Petite Trotte à Léon), took the duo 6 days to complete taking them over numerous high mountain passes, along via ferratas, to mountain Refugios, and across glaciers all with amazing views of Mont Blanc and many other high peaks of the Alps.  Along the PTL course they experienced some of the best features that the Alps can offer and Bill was reminded of many other adventures in Europe while he and Rebecca Stevens lived in Vienna, Austria for three years while working at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  Vienna allowed for easy weekend exploration of the peaks, via ferratas, and klamms of the Austrian and Italian Alps.  The presentation will describe the 6 day PTL run interspersed with some of Bill’s many adventures he experienced while he lived in Europe. 

The month meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)  2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Social at 6:45.  Reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

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