Lana Martin dicusses her attempt at climbing Mount Elbrus at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. The talk is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
Hear about Lana Martin’s attempt at climbing Mount Elbrus, the tallest peak in Europe, at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 23.
This talk will start at about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and is open to the public.
In celebration of her fiftieth birthday, Martin decided to travel to her home country and attempt to climb Mt. Elbrus. The peak is located in Russia and stands at 18,510 feet. Every summer, thousands of climbers attempt to summit the mountain and many are successful. Unfortunately, several end in tragedy as the mountain takes about 15 to 30 lives annually. Despite this gloomy statistic, Martin decided to go on the adventure of a lifetime. Hear about the ups and downs of her experience at this talk.
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.