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Usually around March, when the climbing is not so good, SACsters come together to hear about noteworthy trips either by other SACsters or by an invited guest. Look on the activities schedule near the winter holiday season for sign up information.

2014

SAC member Peter Urban, Trekking in Burma, a family perspective.

2013

SAC members Mike, Jeremy & Peter recount their South American climbing expedition.

2012

A number of presentations by SAC members from climbing and trekking trips in Nepal, South America and India.

2011

SAC members Joanna Picchi and John Coyier recounting their second, and last, trek in Nepal.

2010

SAC member Doug Adair recounting trekking the high mountains of Peru.

2009

SAC member Brian Bartholomew presenting a retrospective with photographs supplied by life members.

2008

SAC members Kari Friedewald and Shawn Donnelly recounting their summit of Mount McKinley (Denali).

2007

Three SAC members recounted trips, 1) Ric Weaver's trip to the Dolomites, 2) Doug Adair's trip to Nepal, and 3) Bob Lindsey's Jefferson climb for his 79th birthday present to himself.

2006

SAC member Shawn Donley recounting his solo ascent of Aconcagua.

2005

SAC member John Coyier and Chemeketan Joanna Picchi recounting their month-long trek in Nepal.

2004

Frank Evans, Bill Geibel and Ric Weaver, three SAC members, recounting SAC's middle years.

2003

Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest, recounting the early days of REI and a number of climbs.

2002

Dee Molenaar, renown mountaineer and artist, recounting a number of climbs including the notable K2 ascent where Pete Schoening made the boot-ax belay respectable.

2001

Pete Keane, co-owner of Timberline Mount Guides of Bend, recounting a trip to the Tien Shan Mountain Range in Kyrgyzstan.

1998

Jason Edwards, moonlight Mount Rainier guide, recounting three ascents of Mount Everest.

1997

Pete Bond and Paul McClellan, recounting canoeing on Canada's Bowron Lakes and ascending Mount McKinley via the west rib.

1996

Bill Brownlee, recounting an ascent of Aconcagua.

1995

John Harlan III, publisher of Summit magazine, recounting ski descents in the Pacific Northwest and South America.

1994

Steve Elder, recounting climbs in New Zealand, Yocum Ridge, Illumination Rock and discussing a possible new route on the north side of Mount Hood.

1993

Bob Woodward, writer and Nordic skier from Bend, telling of his trips worldwide to explore the sport.

1992

Don Pattison, of Oregon Mountain Community, showing Nordic descents in the former USSR and South America.

1991

Greg Child, recounting last year's successful ascent of K2's north ridge without oxygen.

1990

Ric Weaver, SAC member, recounting a rock climbing trip to Soviet Union by seven Willamette Valley climbers.

1989

Stacy Allison, Oregon climber and the first American woman to summit Mount Everest, recounting Everest and other climbs.

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