Reiner Stenzel PCT Talk

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The Caltech Alpine club is thrilled to host Caltech alumnus Reiner Stenzel. He will be talking about thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) as part of his retirement adventure scheme.

Reiner will describe what thru-hiking involves, why one would do it, who is doing it, and what it has in common with mountaineering. Thru hikers have their own culture and habits, formed by hiking for many months over distances of a hundred marathons, climbing elevations of a dozen Mt Everests, in climates of desert heat to freezing mountain storms. It can have a profound experience on one's life.

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A huge thanks to the Caltech Y for helping us put on this great event for the Caltech community!

Event Details

Time: 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2013.

Cost: Free, come earlier and chat mountains over snacks!

Place: Beckman Institute Auditorium, on Caltech campus. Parking is usually easy on Pasadena streets in the evenings, and campus parking (in unmarked spaces) is free after 5 pm. Note that this is not the Beckman Auditorium (or wedding cake building), but rather the lecture theatre in the Beckman Institute, about 100 feet to the west, past the gene pool.

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