Classic Colorado Hikes: Lakes, Loops and High Ridge Traverses
Full datetime event:Thursday, April 6, 2023From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dr. Jon Kedrowski will discuss exploring the mountains and high elevation lakes of Colorado. The discussion will focus on trip planning, weather and climate conditions and backcountry safety. Our host will highlight some of Colorado's most scenic lakes, high mountain peaks, swimming spots and even “Wild Ice” skating.
Jon will also touch on his recent expeditions to both Everest and Winter K2. He will discuss the strategy, risk management, and weather considerations for climbing these 8000m giants and how you can get involved in visiting the Himalayas and Karakoram with his company, Dr. Jon’s Adventures.
About our Speaker
Dr. Jon Kedrowski grew up in Vail, Colorado. Jon first climbed each of Colorado’s 14ers in the late 1990s before he turned 18. Over the years, he has skied from every fourteener, and in 2016, he skied each Colorado fourteener during the same winter season. Jon has explored every lake and location in his new guidebook, as his climbing résumé in Colorado includes multiple ascents of the 58 official Colorado 14ers and three hundred of Colorado’s 584 thirteeners.
In 2012, Jon summited Mount Everest and has since led five different expeditions to the world's highest peak (2012, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, guiding clients to the top in 2019 and 2021).
About the American Mountaineering Center & Colorado Mountain Club
The AMC and CMC is the Rocky Mountain community for mountaincraft education, adventure, and conservation. AMC & CMC exists to bring people together and share our love of the mountains—and community. From the uninitiated to the expert, there is a place for everyone here. Learn more about their trips, membership, educational programs, youth opportunities and volunteering on www.cmc.org