Climbing Argentina’s Aconcagua the topic of Friday library talk |

Climbing Argentina’s Aconcagua the topic of Friday library talk


Denver Post reporter Steve Lipsher will present a slide show recounting his recent climb of Aconcagua, entitled “Solo, But Not Alone.” This free presentation by the Friends of the Summit County Libraries is at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Blue River Room of the North Branch Library in Silverthorne.Located between Chile and Argentina, Aconcagua is South America’s tallest peak at 22,840 feet. “The trek took about two weeks,” Lipsher said. “It took three days just to get to base camp. This was a different kind of climb because I went by myself, but there were lots of travelers on the trail so it was a great opportunity to meet fellow climbers.”One of the ways Lipsher prepares for his climbs is by skinning up the ski areas, carrying weights, and skiing down.”Training in Colorado, especially in winter conditions, prepares you to climb anywhere,” Lipsher said. The highest peak he’s climbed is Cho Oyu in Tibet; it is 27,906 feet high.The talk is free, however donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. Monies raised help defray budget cuts and assist with future purchases of books, computers and other materials.For information, call the North Branch Library at (970) 468-5887.

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