Dan Mazur

Mar
6
Mar 06, 2013 | 07:00PM - 09:00PM

Dan Mazur
 Samantha "Squash" Falconer
 Wed, March 6, 2013
 7:00 pm
 Visalia Fox Theatre
 $10.00



Dan Mazur

Teamwork and leadership are the guiding force to the life of Dan Mazur, a 44-year old expedition leader and motivation. He is known for turning his Everest team around just below the summit in order to rescue a fallen Australian climber named Lincoln Hall, even when other teams walked past him and did nothing to help. Dan also is known for leading the K2 climb featured in Greg Mortenson's "3 Cups of Tea". Dan spins a fascinating selection of tales about tragedy and triumph on Everest, K2, and the rugged and remote mountains, cultures, and environments of Pakistan, Tibet, India, Nepal, and Central Asian Republics. Climbing Magazine named Dan the "most successful American to ever launch an expedition". As an articulate but humble Himalayan explorer and scholar, Daniel has been active in climbing the highest peaks of the Himalaya for many years. His personal link with the region and its peoples began in 1986 when he traveled and trekked throughout Tibet and Nepal with friends, then in 1991, joined together with Anatoli Boukreev and friends to ascend Mount Everest followed by 7 of the world's highest 8000 meter peaks, including Everest, K2, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Gasherbrum 1. He has been leading and organizing successful and safe overland, trekking, and mountaineering expeditions for 18 years, to Tibet, Nepal, Tadjikistan, Pakistan, India, China, Africa, and North America.Dan's written, photographic, and cinematic works are featured in London Alpine Journal, American Alpine Journal, Ito-Yuki Journal of the Japanese Alpine Club, Himalayan Journal, High Magazine, Climbing Magazine, Climber Magazine, the London Independent Newspaper, the London Guardian, On the Edge Magazine, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine, Vertical Magazine, NBC Television, The Discovery Channel, and EverestNews Website. Dan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Alpine Club, and The Mountaineers.Dan learned to climb in the Himalaya on a commercially organized expedition, where they attempted to climb the 3 highest mountains in the then Soviet Pamirs, and did succeed in climbing one peak: 7105 meter high Korjenevskaya.Dan spends more and more of his time lecturing and raising funds for the Mount Everest Foundation, building hospitals, schools, and environmental projects with the low-income families who live around Mt. Everest. Dan splits his time between England and the United States


Samantha "Squash" Falconer

From a young age, I was leaping from trees and swinging out of the barn on the farm in which I grew up. Fear didn’t make an appearance in my life until I was three years old when I was attacked by a cockerel; I’ve been scared of birds ever since but I’ve always had an insatiable appetite for adventure.As well as climbing mountains I’m a keen skier and snowboarder, paraglider and motorbike rider. In an effort to combine three of the four, last year I hatched a plan to ride a motorbike down to the south of France, climb Mt Blanc and fly from the summit. I managed it and only afterwards discovered that I was the first British woman to fly from the top.What I hope I can achieve through sharing my adventures and experiences is entertainment and, more importantly, to send a message to people that whatever your dream or goal or plan is, whether ridiculously big or so small it seems insignificant, it really is worth going for it. The journey there might lead to something quite different and the end result may not be what you envisaged BUT there’s really nothing quite like that feeling of energy, spirit and life that runs through every part in your body when you take action.
 
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Visalia Fox Theatre
300 Main StreetVisalia, CA, 93291
http://www.foxvisalia.org

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