UI students to present on mountaineering trip to Peru at NIC

University of Idaho students who traveled to South America as part of a mountaineering trip offered through UI’s Outdoor Program will present on their experiences at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 in Room 106 of North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building.
The group traveled to the Cordillera Blanca Mountain Range in Peru in the spring of 2005 with the goal of climbing several mountain peaks. During the 21-day adventure, Mike Beiser, the director of the outdoor program, along with four students reached the summit of Ishinca, an 18,134-foot mountain, and Urus, which is 17,777 feet.
“Higher Education in Higher Places” will include still images and video, taking attendees on a journey through the trials of the entire climb. In Peru, climate changes have had a dramatic effect on glacial recession, causing the students to endure difficult climbing conditions on routes that should have been typical glacial climbs. Instead, the climbers faced steeper glacier faces and even freshly-exposed granite where the glacier had completely melted away.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by NIC’s Outdoor Pursuits program.
Information: (208) 769-7809.

For More Information
NIC Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Paul Chivvis, (208) 769-7809

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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