The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter
May - June 2006
Mount Diablo Group
"The Adventure of Denali"
Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm, Winslow Center, 2590 Pleasant Hill Road, Pleasant Hill (corner of Taylor Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road).
In 2004 Rich McDrew and Dennis Swanson sat down over coffee in Walnut Creek to plan a modest fishing trip. By the time they finished their coffee, Rich and Dennis had decided to climb Denali (Mount McKinley), in far-off Alaska.
Join us at the next general meeting of the Sierra Club Mount Diablo Group for an exciting program presented by Rich McDrew, documenting his climb of the highest mountain in North America. Towering 20,230 feet above sea level, Denali presents extreme challenges to even the most experienced climbers. Remarkably, Rich and Dennis ascended the peak unguided. Rich will describe their methodical planning process, demonstrate expedition equipment, and show slides of the climb up the unforgiving terrain through swirling snow and howling winds.
Rich McDrew is president of the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association. Under Rich's leadership, MDIA supports Mount Diablo State Park with a variety of projects, including trail signage, operation of the Mitchell Canyon visitor center, park publications, and habitat restoration.
For more information contact Ken Lavin at (925) 686-9393.
© 2006 San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler
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