Washburn American Mountaineering Museum Opens February 16

The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colo., will open its doors to the public on Saturday, February 16, with a weekend-long opening celebration. Everyone is invited to the celebration.

What: Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum Grand Opening Weekend

When: February 16, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and February 17, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: At the BWAMM, inside the American Mountaineering Center. 710 10th St., Golden, Colo.

Two temporary exhibits will accompany the grand opening. The first is a selection of Inuit Art titled "Arctic Survival: Inuit People, Art and Culture," from the collection of Dr. Samuel Wagenfeld. The other exhibit first appeared at Explorer’s Hall at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. Now, Jon Waterman is bringing his "Journey Across the Artic Refuge" to the museum. Both exhibits are free with the price of admission to the museum.

Saturday, February 16 (10 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
10 a.m. - Ribbon cutting
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Indoor rock climbing for all ages
2 p.m. - Ed Bernbaum—world renowned specialist on mountain culture and sacred mountains—will speak on his subject of expertise
4 p.m. - Jake Norton—photographer, guide, and member of the Mallory and Irvine Research Expeditions—will speak about "Culture and Change in Mountaineering"
7 p.m. - Lynn Hill will speak about “Free Climbing the Nose”
Base Camp, the museum's adventure gift shop, will be open all day.

Sunday, February 17 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
11 a.m. - Tonya Riggs, member of the Peace Climb 2006, will speak about her expeditions
2 p.m. - Kelly Cordes, strict adherent to light weight alpinism, will speak about “Trying, Falling, and Sometimes Succeeding”

For more information visit bwamm.blogspot.com or www.bwamm.org.


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