On Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00 the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth will host Charlie Townsend speaking on Long Ridges and Steep Faces: An Alaskan Education.
Join us for an evening of tall tales and tilted photos from Charlie’s many trips to the Alaska Range. He’ll share stories of how a bit of climbing in the White Mountains led to many plans for major peaks in the Great North. Some of those plans led to glorious summits, some to embarrassing failures – but in all cases, he learned a great deal along the way. Featured climbs include Mt. Hunter, Mt. Foraker and Mt. Russell, all in Denali National Park.
Charlie is the Operations Manager and a Senior Guide for Synnott Mountain Guides in Intervale. He has been a climbing instructor in the Mt. Washington Valley for over thirty years, and has been on the NH Mountain Rescue Service for over twenty-five. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Mountain Rescue Service and the American Mountain Guides Association, and spent twenty years on Tamworth’s Conservation Commission. In 2012, he and his wife Deb took Second Place in the Egg Toss Competition at Tamworth’s Family Day. As acknowledgement of their notable efforts, they received a fine ribbon, which remains on display in their home.
An evening of fun for all ages!