October Meeting Topic: Climbing Mt. Everest

Darren Rogers is a mountaineer who started climbing trees at a young age. When his family moved to southern Colorado his climbing interests changed to mountains where he has climbed  many of the 14er’s.  Locally, Darren enjoys hiking and snowshoeing the trails in the Big Horn mountains outside Sheridan, Wyoming always chasing his favorite  part of the day, sunrise.

Darren has traveled  to remote  parts of the world experiencing cultures and testing his mental  fortitude at high altitude to reach mountain tops in Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Tibet and Nepal.  In Tibet while climbing Cho Oyu, he was one of the last people out of high camp on summit day but passed over 75 people with his Sherpa reaching the summit at sunrise.  

In 2015, he set his sights on Mount Everest and Lhotse and was at Camp 1 during a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which ended the expedition.  In 2016, Darren returned to Nepal and had a successful climb of Mount Everest.  When not climbing, Darren is a Chemical Engineer and enjoys providing practical solutions  to the Oil & Gas industry.

See the pictures, hear the stories of training, life in Base Camp and experience of climbing the World’s  highest mountain.

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Monthly Meeting – Open Sector for October: Residential Construction

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7:00 AM

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