Two years in a row, I’ve seen a NatGeo Adventurer of the Year in person – here in Boulder.

I met last year’s winner Kilian Jornet at a book signing, in Colorado competing at the 100K Ultra Race of Champions.  This year [saw] nominee Ueli Steck at historic Boulder Theatre benefiting the American Alpine Club.



Legendary Speed Climber to Tour the US with Proceeds to Benefit the American Alpine Club


The American Alpine Club (AAC) is pleased to announce a speaking tour by legendary speed climber Ueli Steck. Presented by Mountain Hardwear, with proceeds to benefit the AAC, the highly acclaimed “Swiss Machine” will present a visually stunning and interactive slideshow about his experiences climbing the world’s largest mountains, setting speed records without oxygen, training in the Swiss Alps and helping Mountain Hardwear fabricate better clothing systems for all his pursuits.


Ueli Steck is best known for his solo speed climbs of the infamous Eiger Nordwand, the Matterhorn, and more recently, the south face of Annapurna.


(sold out) December 5, National Geographic Society, Washington DC
(sold out) December 6, Harvard University, Boston, MA
December 7, Symphony Space, New York City, NY
(sold out) December 8, Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO


While our population stats don’t match major city venues, Boulder County is proportionately over-represented by triathletes, climbers, mountaineers, hikers, marathoners, endurance athletes & cyclists.  One of many benefits to living in Boulder County.

Tonite I kicked back, watched [videos] & listened to Ueli talk mountaineering, climbing, endurance & technique.

Training for my next BIG life event 🙂

  • 2012 – 52 different hikes in 52 weeks
  • 2013 – first full marathon in Alaska
  • 2014 – Ironman Boulder
  • 2015 – TBA

Gonna keep 2015 plans under wraps a few more weeks while I coordinate logistics & details.  Might have thought 26 marathons in a calendar year was the BIG goal next year – nope 🙂   Crazy excited – seriously folks, this is B-I-G!

Dream; stay inspired.  Absolutely anything is possible!   


Ueli Steck, the Swiss MachineUeli Steck, the Swiss Machine











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