Mappy Hour SEA Launch: Exploring the PNW with Pete Athans aka Mr. Everest

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About

Full datetime event: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location

The North Face Flagship Store
520 Pike St., Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98101

Description

Mappy Hour has finally come to the West Coast (or the Best Coast)!

In case you’re new to Mappy Hour, it is a gathering of young professional outdoor enthusiasts around maps, beverages, and adventure stories. Every month, we strive to provide events for people with various outdoor interests to meet, connect, and learn about different activities in the local area.

Join us for the Seattle Chapter Launch event at new The North Face Flagship Store on Pike Street to:

1) Hear from Seattle area local Pete Athans, aka Mr. Everest, about his experience mountaineering and guiding in the Himalayas. He’ll also be sharing his favorite local spots, and ideas for hiking and adventure in the PNW.

2) Enter in a raffle to win a cool prize from The North Face and giveaways from New Belgium Brewing.

3) Enjoy beverages from New Belgium Brewing. Note: there will be limited quantities, so come on time if you want to get your hands on this amazing brew.

P.S. Please bring in some maps to share your favorite local hiking spots!

Speaker Bio: Peter Athans
Explorer/Mountaineer/Film Maker

A team climber with The North Face since 1987 and known in some circles simply as Mr. Everest, Peter summited Mount Everest for the first time in 1990 and hasn’t stopped climbing since. He has climbed the mountain a record seven times, participated in 16 expeditions there and was awarded the highest medal of recognition from the American Alpine Club for the rescue of Dr. Beck Weathers and Taiwanese team leader, Makalu Gau as featured in the best seller, “Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer. After leading expeditions that produced scientific base stories for “Nova” and “ABC”, Peter turned his focus on medicine and philanthropic efforts by spearheading the Himalayan Cataract Project that provides sight restoring surgery to indigent Nepalese patients who suffer from blindness resulting from cataracts. Further, with his family he has created the “Magic Yeti Libraries” with illustrated bi-lingual texts for pre-school children in rural Himalayan villages. Peter is a member of the elite North Face Athlete team and frequently contributes to the design, construction and sales of products for The North Face. Moreover, along with his passion for mountaineering he has a similar love for film making as exemplified in Hollywood dramatic releases like “Seven Years in Tibet” as well as documentaries for National Geographic “Specials” and “Explorer”.