New location set Wednesday for Aspen climber Beidleman’s presentation |

New location set Wednesday for Aspen climber Beidleman’s presentation

Neal Beidleman captured this image of his climbing partners ascending Mount Everest from the Tibet side last spring. He will talk about climbing Everest and Cho Oyu in a presentation in Aspen on Wednesday.
Neal Beidleman/courtesy photo

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies has changed the location of Aspen resident Neal Beidleman’s presentation Wednesday on climbing big peaks of the Himalaya.

In anticipation of a large crowd, the presentation will be at Paepcke Auditorium at 7 p.m. rather than at ACES cozy headquarters at Hallam Lake, ACES staff announced Monday.

Beidleman’s presentation is part of the popular Potbelly Perspectives speaker series. The event kicks off a year of celebrations oriented around ACES’ 50th anniversary.

Beidleman’s presentation is titled “Making the Most of a Himalayan Climbing Season: Everest and Cho Oyu.”

Beidleman was a member of a party that climbed Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, and Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest peak, in a 23-day push last spring. They climbed the peaks from the Tibet side, where there are roads to the base camps.

“Neal will contrast this past year’s adventures against his previous summits of Everest from Nepal,” said a description of the presentation from ACES. “Neal has climbed and photographed in the Himalaya over a 26-year span, capturing many iconic images and enjoys the art of storytelling.”

The presentation is free for ACES members, $5 for non-members.

Potbelly Perspectives will shift back to Hallam Lake for future presentations.

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