A Mountaineer’s Story: One Year Climbing The World’s Most Beautiful Mountains

Local adventurer Ron Morgan spent 2017 climbing mountains across the country and world. He started in June in Washington and Peru and ended in December climbing two mountains in Mexico. Courtesy/Ron Morgan

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers are hosting a talk from local adventurer Ron Morgan, who spent much of 2017 climbing mountains around the world.

The talk is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, following the Mountaineers’ 7 p.m. meeting to discuss upcoming outings.

In 2017, Morgan set out with his climbing partners to climb mountains around the world. He began in June with Mount Rainier in Washington and Tocllaraju in Peru and ended his journey in Mexico in December by climbing Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccíhuatl.

“My climbing partners and I summited a number of the world’s most beautiful mountains and were turned back only once … Lady Luck smiled from high places, and it was an awesome year,” Morgan said.

Morgan has been a member of the Los Alamos Mountaineers since 2005 and his lifelong addiction to adventure and the outdoors has been greatly enhanced by the “LAM Characters Club”. He took the Climbing School in 2009 with Bill Geist and hasn’t given up climbing yet.

This event is free and no registration is required. For more information about this event and other Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.

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