Himalayan High: Dancing With The Mountains
A fundraiser for READ Global
An Evening with Melissa Arnot, women's Everest summit record-holder
Named the Queen of Everest, Melissa Arnot became the first non-Sherpa woman to summit Mt. Everest five times, setting a world record and stepping into the history books.
This year she hopes to join a female Sherpa to do what seems impossible: summit Everest twice more, from both the north and south sides -- a feat only accomplished once before. Last year, she brought peace to the summit when a near-fatal fight broke out on the Lhotse Face at Camp 3 between European climbers and Sherpas. Her actions undoubtedly saved the lives of some of the top climbers in the world.
Pushing the limits to overcome death-defying obstacles, Melissa Arnot is an inspiration to many. Although she calls herself an “ordinary woman,” she just happens to accomplish extraordinary things as a professional mountain guide and a passionate adventurer. For her, Everest is a sacred place, not just the highest mountain in the world. Melissa will share incredible behind-the scene stories of her adventures across the continents.
Learn more at our READ Event webpage.
Where: The Chateau
955 Fairway Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451
When: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
3:30 – 5:30 pm: Exclusive cocktail party at an Incline Village home for an intimate gathering with Melissa Arnot (VIP ticket required)
5:30 pm: Doors open at venue for light snacks and preview auction items.
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Introductions and talk.
8:00 – 10:00 pm: Private dinner party at an Incline Village home. (VIP ticket required)
$20 pp for Guests who RSVP in advance (Talk only)
$25 pp for Walk-In Guests on day of event (Talk only)
$125 pp VIP Guests (includes cocktail party, reserved seating at talk)
$250 pp VIP Guests (includes cocktail party, reserved seating at talk, private dinner)
Don't miss this year's silent auction with some great items - ski tickets, kayak rentals, restaurant gift certificates, textiles and art, luggage, outdoor clothing, jewelry, hotel stays, and much more!
All proceeds will go to READ Global to help build community library resource centers in Nepal, Bhutan and India
Make checks payable to:
C/O Myths and Mountains
976 Tee Court
Incline Village, NV 89451