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Vail Daily letters: Vail Symposium’s great adventures

Carrie Marsh
Vail, CO, Colorado

Last Thursday, the Vail Symposium concluded the 2010 Unlimited Adventure Series with a presentation by Les Guthm,an adventure filmmaker extraordinaire. This event was a fantastic conclusion to a season filled with awesome adventurers.

Guthman’s films focus on many different types of adventures, from climbing some of the world’s largest mountains, kayaking the fastest rivers, and running the most extreme marathons, to the struggle to protect the precious resources, such as water.

One of his films, “Farther Than the Eye Can See,” featured blind climber-adventurer Eric Weihenmayer and his guide and Unlimited Adventures participant Jeff Evans. Evans shared his experience of guiding Eric up rock climbs such as El Capitan, the world-renowned rock face in Yosemite National Park, and Mount Everest, as well as his teammate in many adventure races.

Other programs this season saw accomplished ocean rower Roz Savage, daring climber Kitty Calhoun, treasure hunter Kirsten Gum from the Travel Channel and of course, ski film maverick Greg Stump.

The Vail Symposium in partnership with the town of Vail’s Public Library strives to bring prolific adventurers to their Unlimited Adventure Series each year.

As a small non-profit, we rely heavily on the support of the sponsors and individuals who make our programs possible. Without this year’s sponsors providing spaces for the programs, an after-party location, lodging and transportation for speakers, and door prize giveaways, the Unlimited Adventure Series would not have been a success.

Most importantly, our sponsors ensure that all of the Unlimited Adventure programs remain free to the public.

The Vail Symposium thanks all of its 2010 sponsors who ensure that this special program can continue and remain free, including town of Vail, town of Vail Public Library, Antlers at Vail, Vail Daily, PSAV Presentation Services, The Bookworm of Edwards, Red Bull, The Tap Room, KZYR The Zephyr, Coors Tap the Rockies, Plum TV and TV8. Thanks to those who provided door prizes including Coors Tap the Rockies, 4 Eagle Ranch, Chicks with Picks, Dogma Athletica, Cascade Resort and Spa, Radio Shack of Avon, Greg Stump Productions, and Nova Guides.

Thank you on behalf of all of us at the Vail Symposium!

Carrie Marsh

Executive Director, Vail Symposium

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