Film Screening of Mount Denison Expedition
Date of Event: November 7, 2009
Posted: November 2, 2009
Few people know of a special connection between the wilderness of Alaska and the hill in Granville. Mt. Denison, in the Alaskan Peninsula, is named for Denison University. A film chronicling the 2007 ascent by Denison alumni will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). The screening is free and open to the public.
In 1923, renowned geologist and Denison alumna Kirtley Mather discovered this stratovolcano and named it after his alma mater. At 7,402 feet above sea level, Mt. Denison remained an unanswered challenge to mountain climbers until 1978, when a small team that included students, alumni and faculty of the college scaled the peak. A previous ascent also had been attempted by Denisonians in 1977. The successful 2007 team included two members of those earlier ascents, as well as base-camp operator Emmett Buell from Denison’s political science faculty.
A reunion of the 1977 and 2007 expedition teams will be present at the screening and available for questions afterward.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Film screening of 2007 Ascent of Mt. Denison at 7 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 7, in the Herrick Hall Auditorium (500 West Loop). Free and open to the public.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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