David Breashears: Rowell Memorial Lecture
Adventurer; Mountaineer; Filmmaker
Doug McConnell, Host, "Open Road TV" - Master of Ceremonies
Breashears is an accomplished filmmaker, adventurer, author, mountaineer and professional speaker. Since 1978, he has combined his skills in climbing and filmmaking to complete more than forty film projects. In 1983, Breashears transmitted the first live television pictures from the summit of Mount Everest, and in 1985 became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice. Please join us for a reception and program with the mountaineer and renowned filmmaker as he pays tribute to the spirit of the late photographer/adventurers Galen and Barbara Rowell and discusses his work in filmmaking, mountaineering and climate change. The program will also feature the presentation of the 2009 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure to wilderness explorer and writer Craig Childs. The award honors that adventurer whose artistic passion illuminates the wild places of the world, and whose accomplishments significantly benefit both the environment and the peoples who inhabit these lands and regions. Please visit www.rowellaward.com for more information.
Location: Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, Peacock Court, 1 Nob Hill Circle
Time: 5:30 p.m. VIP reception, 6:45 p.m. check-in, 7:30-9 p.m. program
Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members. Premium (includes VIP wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with Breashears and preferred program seating) $150 members, $150 non-members
Also know: In association with the Rowell Legacy Committee and NatureBridge