The world-famous mountaineering team,will speak about their successes, challenges and hardships at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, in MSU’s SUB Ballrooms. A Q&A will follow the lecture. All proceeds from tickets sale will benefit the Khumbu Climbing Center.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $50 for VIP tickets, which includes reserved seating in the front rows, a post-lecture dessert reception and a photo opportunity with Anker and Chin.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, for the March 27 lecture. Tickets will be sold at online at www.ticketswest.com. There is a handling charge per ticket for those ordered over the phone, online or at Rosauers. Doors will open at 6:45 pm.
All proceeds from the evening benefit the Khumbu Climbing Center. The KCC was founded in 2003 by The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. The KCC’s mission is to increase the safety margin of Nepali climbers and high altitude workers by encouraging responsible climbing practices in a supportive community-based program. Nearly 1,000 Nepali men and women have attended the KCC. The permanent residence provides technical climbing gear, educational materials, indoor and outdoor training walls, year- round access for both Nepali and visiting climbers, and serves as a community center, library and medical clinic for Phortse. The program has been operational for 15 years and a permanent structure designed by students,faculty and alumni from the MSU School of Architecture is nearing completion.
Anker and Chin’s appearance is sponsored by the MSU Leadership Institute, ASMSU, Office of the Provost and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.