Sep 27, 2021
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Restoring Mount Yale: Alumni Volunteers Share Summit Experience
This July, the Yale College Class of ’92 had a reunion in Colorado in which a number of alumni climbed Mount Yale, a 14,200’ mountain that is part of the Collegiate Peaks in the Rocky Mountains. The organizer of this expedition, Dave Belin ’92, had a very different Mount Yale experience the week before. He was one of four Colorado Yalies who volunteered for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative’s multi-day, trail-maintenance project, along with Dave, Charlie Peck ’69, Victor Badilla ’81, and Joe Stepanek ’65. They helped the CFI with rock work below the summit ridge, one of the organization’s most difficult endeavors at high altitude on heavy reconstruction.
Dave will tell of his life at the top on Monday, September 27th, at 6:00 pm. Charlie Peck promises to be there too. With photographs, the zoom event should be both entertaining and informational. Word comes from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative that they hope to have a similar multi-day project in 2020: to help with timber structures below treeline and also help with rock work up high. You just may be inspired to participate next year.
The virtual event will be advertised and open to all Yalies beyond Colorado. So invite a friend/possible restoration buddy. Email Stephanie Grilli to RSVP and receive the Zoom address near the date: email@example.com