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Highpointers Foundation Silent Auction

A fundraising event to benefit the Highpointers Foundation

What:

James Tabor –
Forever on the Mountain

A retelling of the controversial 1967 Wilcox accident on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed with no rescue attempt, while more than half an expedition was stranded and dying at 20,000 feet during a vicious Arctic storm. The bodies were never recovered. And, for reasons that have remained cloudy, there was no proper official investigation of the catastrophe. SIGNED by James Tabor. Finalist for the 2007 Boardman Tasker prize. Winner of the Banff Mountain Festival Grand Prize 2007.

When:
Oct 29th, 2010 - Jan 27th, 2011
4:00 PM MDT

How:
Incremental bids must be at least $10 higher than the previous bid.
The high bidder on the last day wins, and has 1 week to submit payment.

Who:
Anyone can participate; you do not have to be a member of the Highpointers Club.

Where:
The book can be delivered in person at OH-11, or sent via registered mail.

Why:
All proceeds benefit the Highpointers Foundation. The amount donated is tax deductible beyond the ordinary value of the book; consult your tax professional.

This book begins as a classic tale of men against nature, gambling — and losing — on one of the world's starkest and stormiest peaks. Reckoning by lives lost, it was history's third-worst mountaineering disaster when it occurred—but elements of finger pointing, incompetence, and cover-up make this disaster unlike any other. James M. Tabor draws on previously untapped sources: personal interviews with survivors and those involved in the aftermath, unpublished diaries and letters, and government documents. He consults not only mountaineers but also experts in disciplines including meteorology, forensics, and psychology. What results is the first full account of the tragedy that ended a golden age in mountaineering.

 

THE AUCTION

Ends 4:00 PM MDT January 27th, 2011

Bidder

Bid time and Date

Bid Amount

 

Will Mokszycki - WINNING BID!

10:45 12/22/10

$190

Troy Shaver

20:15 11/17/10

$175

Kip Cassavaw

12:20 11/15/10

$150

Doug Urban

05:51 11/12/10

$135

Troy Shaver

22:23 11/8/10

$120

Starting Bid

 

$100

 

Our thanks to Mike Chessler for the book



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