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Date Monday  2/10/2020
Group State CMC
Event Title CMC Speaker Series: Caroline Van Hemert - The Sun is a Compass
Start Time 7:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Member Price $7.00
Non-member Price $10.00
Available Participants 293
Type Public Events


American Mountaineering Center 

710 10th St. Suite 200

Golden, CO 80401

For more info Contact

Colorado Mountain Club 


Phone: 303-279-3080


Doors and Will Call - 6:30pm | Event - 7pm

Tickets: $7 CMC members | $10 General Public

Proceeds benefit the Colorado Mountain Club's efforts in recreation, education, and conservation.

Join the Colorado Mountain Club for a speaker series event featuring Caroline Van Hemert, an Alaskan writer, adventurer, and wildlife biologist whose recent book won the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition for adventure travel. Her writings have also been featured in the New York Times, Audubon, Los Angeles Times, and Outside.

Travel alongside birds, bears, and caribou and discover the wonder of Alaska's wildlands via a 4,000-mile human-powered journey to the Arctic. Caroline Van Hemert will take us for along her journey from rain-forest to arctic, and tell the story of her six-month adventure. To achieve the goal, Van Hemert utilized rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe across some of the wildest places left in North America. Along the way, Van Hemert survived spring storms, predatory bears, and hordes of mosquitoes - but also experienced incredible moments of joy and grace - like a trumpeter swan bathing on an icefield, moose swimming in the Arctic Ocean, and thousands of caribou on their fall migration.

Van Hemert will present images, film, and readings from her recently released book, The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000-mile Journey into the Alaskan Wild. Her book will be available for purchase and signing, plus, the CMC will be giving out prizes!

Author page: Caroline Van Hemert

Join us for a night of incredible adventure and good times with your outdoor community!

Questions: Contact Colorado Mountain Club via email or call 303-279-3080