I'm in Massachusetts now, getting ready to speak tonight at Berkshire School, an amazing prep school in western Massachusetts.
A great school academically, Berkshire also has quite an outdoor and climbing history. Ritt Kellogg, who was sadly killed by an avalanche on Mount Foraker in 1992, went to Berkshire (an on to my alma mater, Colorado College). And, as I just recently learned, George Mallory spoke at Berkshire back in 1923 during his lecture tour of the United States. Wow!
Tonight, I'll be speaking as part of Berkshire's amazing "Pro Vita" program, a week-long program that pushes students outside the norms of traditional academics, and gets its name from the school's motto: Pro Vita Non Pro Schola Discimus (Not just for school but for life).
If you're interested, the presentation will be webcast live on the Berkshire website. Tune in tonight at 6:45 Eastern Standard Time here.