Speed Climber Kellogg to Speak on Recent Win

Posted: March 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The College of Arts and Sciences brings speed climber Chad Kellogg to campus to present “Fast and Alone in the Tien Shan” on Thursday, March 18. Kellogg, who holds the current speed-climbing records for Mt. Rainier and Denali, will talk about his win at the annual Khan Tengri speed-climbing competition in Kazakhstan last August, racing from base camp to the 22,300-foot point on Khan Tengri and then back to base camp in 6 hours, 11 minutes, and 46 seconds. He will also speak on his solo ascents of Peak Pobeda, which is also in Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan’s Peak Lenin.

The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. in Dewberry Hall, and admission is $5. The proceeds will benefit the Anatoli Boukreev Memorial Fund, which is named in honor of a Russian climber who died in an avalanche on the Annapura in the Himalayas in December 1997. The fund’s goals are to promote mutual understanding and friendship across cultures through a shared love of mountains and mountaineering and support the styles of high-altitude training, ascent, and environmental sensitivity that Boukreev exemplified.

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