As many of you know from my blog and my newsletter, I am fortunate enough to be Chairman of the Advisory Board for the new Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum (BWAMM) right here in Golden, Colorado.
Exciting news is afoot as the grand opening of the museum is finally upon us!
The big date will be the weekend of February 16th & 17th, 2008, with lots of fun activities to attend. There will be open-to-the-public lectures by Ed Bernbaum, Lynn Hill, Tonya Riggs, Kelly Cordes, and me (Jake Norton); the American Mountaineering Center's rock climbing wall will be open; and there will be two temporary exhibits on display - Dr. Samuel Wagenfeld's Arctic Survival: Inuit People, Art and Culture & Jon Waterman's Journey Across the Arctic Refuge.
All this is in addition to the already amazing collection of artifacts, displays, and interactive, informative exhibits in the museum.
From Bradford Washburn's amazing Mount Everest model to Pete Schoening's ice axe from the famed 1953 K2 expedition, displays detailing the history, culture, and environments of mountains worldwide to an entryway that takes you over a crevasse, the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is an incredible place!!
Be sure to stop by the BWAMM blog for regular updates, photos, and information on the museum, the grand opening, and important events.
So, mark your calendars and come on by on February 16 & 17...Lots of great events to bring the mountains of the world to your fingertips!
- Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.