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BEONLINEWITHAMC - Delaware Valley Chapter and Ty Gagne

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Location

ZOOM,
Pennsylvania, Eastern,
PA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.


Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

Overview

Join AMC-DV for an informative and educational evening with Ty Gagne as he discusses his latest book The Last Traverse: Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites. Ty is also author of Where You'll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova. Using The Last Traverse as context, Ty will lead us through an examination of decision-making and risk management in high-consequence environments. A Q&A session will follow. The Last Traverse: On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits. In The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, Ty Gagne lays out the events that led up to an epic and legendary rescue attempt in severe and dangerous winter conditions in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. More than a cautionary tale, it is a tribute to all the volunteers and professionals who willingly put themselves in harm's way to save lives. Bio: Ty Gagne is chief executive officer of New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex³), a public entity risk pool serving local governments in New Hampshire. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder. Two of his essays, "Emotional Rescue," and "Weakness in Numbers: How a Hiking Companion can be Dangerous" were published in Appalachia journal.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites
by Ty Gagne

Activity

Meetings

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

AMC Bethlehem PA Office

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




I have been backpacking and hiking for years. I enjoy being outdoors and creating great memories with old and new friends as we explore the many great trails in our area. I have served our Chapter on the EC for three years, currently holding the position of Chapter Chair

Leader



Backpacking/hike leader, loves getting outside with like-minded folks