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Andrew Lock Guest Speaker - Nepal Fundraiser

markq
28/09/2011
2:47:29 PM
ANDREW LOCK is coming to the Albury Wodonga region!

On Sunday November 13th 2011, Meg’s Childrens Home Nepal are holding a charity fundraiser, with Andrew the key speaker at the event.

No need to explain to anyone on this forum who Andrew Lock is or why we are so excited to have him generously donate his time.

Meg’s Childrens Home is a locally funded children’s orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. All of our funds are 100% donated to the cause of ensuring the kids have a safe, healthy, educated childhood in which they can flourish in a way which would otherwise be impossible.

The event is family friendly so bring your kids along for face painting and plenty of fun and food for all! In the latter part of the day we will be holding a completely donated charity auction with some FASTASTIC items up for bids!

Tickets are strictly PRE – SOLD ONLY, so don’t miss out!
Adults $40 Students $30 Kids $5 (under 12yrs)
Tickets include plenty of food, reserved seat for Andrew Lock presentation, and entry in the charity auction. All drinks sold on the day at bar prices.

So for all of you who have either been to Nepal and would like to come along and show your support for Megs, or if your just itching to hear Andrew speak, this is certain the be a memorable day!

For tickets contact me at my email below.
lynch.pers@gmail.com


markq
5/10/2011
11:32:00 AM
Just updating yall on the coming fundraiser!

Albury Indoor Rock Climbing has donated a 6 month membership worth over 600 Fazooz to the charity auction.
Also donated to the Auction are machine hours from a local earthmoving company to the value of over 600 bucks and generous personal and group Training packages from BodyTorque Wellbeing, health and Fitness.

More to come in the near future no doubt!

Get in touch for tickets!

Cheers!

Mark

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/11/2011
11:07:54 PM
I attended this today, and for those who didn't, ... you missed out(!); ... as Andrew's presentation on summiting all 14 of the 8,000m peaks was suitably casual and enlightening, along with stunning photos at the same time. The general attendees were non-dirtbag-climber types, and the presentation was perhaps geared more for them, but this did not detract from the show, given the audience reaction at times.

The meal provided was good, and there appeared to be plenty of it.

I gather the fund raising was a great success, and the 'auction' was also very well done, plus having its own humour incorporated by the auctioneer to make it more enjoyable.

Thanks to those who organised the event.

Post Edit:
In retrospect, I think one of the most striking things about his presentation for me, was when Andrew was describing being in a precarious situation near the top of one of those 8000m peaks, solo, and discovering for himself, the difference between 'risk management' and 'fear management'.
I marvel that for all his experience, it took him to arriving at that point, before working that out, as I would have thought him well and truly committed, earlier in the ascent/s...
~> Good thing he got his act together, as later when he did Annapurna, the most dangerous peak of that size in his (and many others as well, apparently), opinion, it required stepping up to a greater level of commitment as no route on that mountain is safe, and his adventures climbing 200m tall ice bands on it that are insignificant in the scale of the mountain, put the context to the experience!


I also heard that more than one Victorian had some geographical embarrassments in locating the venue, but managed to get there on time anyway... Heh, heh, heh)

gordoste
14/11/2011
10:58:21 AM
Unfortunately I couldn't make it as I am flat out shifting house. Glad to hear it went well.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/11/2011
11:33:45 AM
On 14/11/2011 gordoste wrote:
>Unfortunately I couldn't make it as I am flat out shifting house. Glad to hear it went well.

The fleas were that bad eh?

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