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Highpointers Foundation Silent Auction

A fundraising event to benefit the Highpointers Foundation

What:

Ed Viesturs – K2

K2, at 28,251 feet is the world’s second-tallest mountain. It roars skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan, and climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of 77 climbers since 1954. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.

When:
April 22nd - July 15th, 2010
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 MS-10, 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.

Before facing the challenge of K2, Ed Viesturs, one of the world’s premier high-altitude climbers, thought of it as mountaineering’s holy grail. In K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. He probes K2’s most memorable sagas to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one’s teammates, self-sacrifice and the price of glory.

 

THE AUCTION

Ends 4:00 PM MDT July 15th, 2010

Bidder

Bid time and Date

Bid Amount

 

Kip Cassavaw

12:50 6/23/10

$310 - WINNING BID!

Mark Rein

16:59 6/16/10

$300

Fred Pomeroy

13:32 6/16/10

$260

Mark Rein

12:01 5/28/10

$250

Jean Trousdale

11:11 5/24/10

$225

Marilyn Walther

23:32 5/4/10

$210

Jean Trousdale

17:53 4/23/10

$200

Starting Bid

 

$100

 

Our thanks to Beckie and Dave Covill for the book



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