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Jamie Clarke, "Above All Else" Everest Presentation

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to make it to Seattle for one of Jamie Clarke’s Everest slideshows and presentations at my alma mater, Seattle University. Jamie is a climber (a “real” climber — like, mountains) preparing for a 2010 Everest expedition, sponsored by Champion.

Though upgraded to PowerPoint, Jamie’s presentation is a captivating slideshow of Everest images, woven with the stories that make up his definition of success. From start to finish, all I could think about was how much we have in common as mountain people, and how comforting it is to hear stories from other mountain people, despite the fact that we engage in such different mountain activities. Being a climber has changed my definition of success; I find successes in experiences that others would see as total failures. Jamie’s internalized that lesson, as well.

I can’t share my favorite part, since it would give it away for those of you who may attend one of his shows, but I’ll just say… I’ll never look at toilet paper, or potato chips, the same way.

Jamie’s currently touring universities, with stops coming up in Denver, CO. Watch your local newspaper for details, but here’s the basics to get you started:

  • April 28, 7pm – University of Denver, Auditorium (corrected date)
  • April 29, 7pm – University of Colorado, Boulder, Munzinger Auditorium
  • April 30, 7pm – Colorado State University, Student Center
  • May 1, 7pm – University of Wyoming, Classroom Building, Rm 217

Safe travels, and safe adventure, Jamie!

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.