Sunday, September 25, 2011

Everest/Antarctica Exploration Film Screening Saturday In Phoenixville

Those interested in serious mountain climbing or serious Antarctic expeditions (are there casual expeditions?) will be interested in an event happening Saturday, October 1st in Phoenixville. From Everest To Antarctica is a 4-fold documentary film screening followed by a charity dinner.

From 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM is the Everest portion of the event. Two documentaries, "The Conquest of Everest" and "The Fatal Game," followed by Q&A with host and Everest summiteer Paul Deegan.

From 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM is the Antarctica portion. Two documentaries will be shown, "South" and "Call of the White," followed by a video-feed Q&A with polar explorer Felicity Aston (who is featured in the "Call of the White").

At 5:30 PM is a five-course tasting dinner at Majolica restaurant with Paul Deegan, the proceeds of which are given to the Kopila Valley Children's Home & School in the Nepalese Himalaya.

Phoenixville being part of the regional trail network, we will have materials on the state of the Complete the Schuylkill River Trail Campaign on hand. The event takes place at the Colonial Theater (of The Blob fame). Tickets for the event are available online or at the door.