Mar 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm #1269968
I think it's reasonable to say that this is the most important presentation I've ever made.
Monday, March 14
National Geographic HQ, Washington DC
Details and tickets: http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers/2011/03/14/trekking-wild-north/
Please introduce yourself if you make it. Alan Dixon will be in the house too, as will Ron Bell from Mountain Laurel Designs.Mar 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm #1703740
Very cool. Will definitely try to make this! Thanks for the heads up.Mar 3, 2011 at 7:46 am #1703859
@inabagLocale: Northern VA
I bought tickets weeks ago, can't wait.
Could you expand on what the format of the presentation is going to be? Also will there be opportunity for questions and any sort of meet and greet?Mar 3, 2011 at 8:32 am #1703882
I'll talk for about 50-60 minutes. It's a mix of slides and video clips, mostly the former. There'll be Q&A afterwards, 10-15 minutes, then a meet-and-greet in the lobby after that. They'll probably have me signing magazines too.Mar 3, 2011 at 9:16 am #1703902
That would be cool. We were talking about taking a trip to DC that week for spring break, but it turned out to be a little pricy. Too bad the mother-in-law doesn't still have houses up there. Anyway………..good luck. And like my wife always tells me, "don't screw up"!Mar 3, 2011 at 9:42 am #1703911
If you don't mind mounds of dog hair everywhere and blow up mattresses, you can stay with me.Mar 3, 2011 at 10:16 am #1703928
@benjammin21Locale: The Grid, Brooklyn
Good luck, have fun!Mar 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm #1704270
@highsierraguyLocale: Northern California
Oh man, I wish I could go…that sounds like it would be awesome!… but I am stoked to be going to Belize at that time. I would especially love to hear what you have to say since I am doing a trip in Alaska this summer. Cant wait to read the article.
Good luck! and I am jealous of everyone who gets to go!Mar 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm #1705324
@pittsburghLocale: Bay Area
Wish I could be there. I was living in Virginia Beach for two years, and have been back in california since '09. Would have made the short drive up. Good luck with the presentation, knock it out of the park.Mar 15, 2011 at 6:36 am #1709111
@inabagLocale: Northern VA
The presentation was amazing. Every second was interesting, informative, emotional, and motivating. I would have loved to see and hear more. They said the video of last nights presentation will be up on the national geographic website at some point for public viewing – so look out for that!
Was nice to see so many pictures of his MLD SoloMid and homemade stove make it into the mix.
Again, great job Andy and can't wait for your next adventure and will be there next time you are in the area for a speaking engagement.Mar 15, 2011 at 7:13 am #1709117
@er1kksenLocale: The Western Door
I was up there just last week, couchsurfing and exploring the city! If only I had known this was coming up…
Glad to hear it went to swimmingly!Mar 15, 2011 at 8:13 am #1709135
@coastiebobLocale: Wishing I was Backpacking
Nice job on the presentation. The thing that really struck me is that there is remote and then there is REMOTE. I think you did a nice job of bringing that point home. I was also impressed by your planning process. I think that in itself could be a money making lecture/course at some point.
It was also very interesting to see the cross section of attendees as well. Very nice and very interesting people of all ages.
Good luck on your next adventure…
Bob BurkeMar 15, 2011 at 11:05 am #1709202
Thanks for the great talk Andrew,
I found your risk aversion vs thrill seeking discussion great. You did a good job of explaining your pragmatic approach, especially when it came to navigation and logistics.
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