Rocky Mountaineers Present Skip Horner

Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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It’s time again for the Rocky Mountaineers monthly meeting and this month they have adventurer Skip Horner coming down to give a presentation called; Great Climbs in the Great Ranges: A Life of Guiding at High Altitude. Skip has pent his life in far-flung places guiding clients to some of the highest places on the planet. But he is not limited solely to peaks, he has also rafts some of the worlds biggest rivers, or if you have an extra $65,000 laying around you can join him on a ski to the South Pole.

During this time as a guide he is the first person to lead people to the summits of the Seven Summits, the highest peak on each of the seven continents. He has guided clients to Himalayan summits for 30 years, he has been to the summit of Mt. Vincent, the highest peak in Antarctica 8 times. And 28 ascents of Kilimanjaro. 11 first descents of major rivers, including the Yangtze, the Zambezi, and the Indus, as well as such far off places as Turkey, Nepal, Madagascar, Albania, Chile and Papua New Guinea. Oh, don’t froget the 35 times down the Grand Canyon!

Skip and his wife live in the Bitterroot and run their guiding business Skip Horner Worldwide Inc.  National Geographic Adventure Magazine has dubbed him the ‘Uber-Guide’ for his amazing variety of abilities and experience. Paddler Magazine nominated him as one of the top ‘Paddlers of the 20th Century’, and put him on their cover. Come see Skip’s presentation, Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 7:00 P.M. here at The Trail Head.