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Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:23 PM


New York, NY (June 11, 2012) - The Explorers Club Lecture Series season will a conclude with a presentation from Amanda Padoan who will discuss the culture and conflicts of mountaineering's unsung heroes - the high altitude porters of the Himalaya. A successful summit is morally ambiguous to the Sherpas who believe deities reside on the peaks and consider mountaineering an act of trespass, even blasphemy. Based on interviews in rare and dying languages such as Ajak Bhote, Shar-Khumbu tangney and Rolwaling Sherpi tamgney, Amanda reveals a culture in which climbing is a lethal but lucrative career for young men, and a terrible sin against the mountain.

June 11th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start
Reservation Notes:
Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to

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