"50 for Tibet" launches highpointing fundraiser

"50 for Tibet" launches highpointing fundraiser

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February 20th, 2006, 3:54 pm #1


Starting this June, a team sponsored by <STRONG>The Rowell Fund for Tibet </STRONG>(http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year.  Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/).  The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.

<STRONG>Purpose of the Fundraiser:</STRONG> To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.

To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php

Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.


 


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June 8th, 2006, 8:49 pm #2


The fundraiser, 50 for Tibet, part of the Rowell Fund for Tibet, will hold a kickoff dinner in Bishop, CA next week just before heading out on their first highpoint, Mt. Whitney.  I'm excited that I'll be attending the dinner, and will have the opportunity to meet David Breashears, Peter Croft, and Tony Rowell (Galen Rowell's son).  Unfortunately, due to ongoing back problems, I won't be able to hike with the team up Whitney.  (Charlie, in the meantime, will be climbing peaks in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, so he'll miss the dinner AND the initial highpoints!)

I'll keep you posted on interesting and/or significant updates on how "Team Highpoint" and friends are doing.


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June 18th, 2006, 9:39 pm #3

Starting this June, a team sponsored by <STRONG>The Rowell Fund for Tibet </STRONG>(http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year.  Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/).  The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.

<STRONG>Purpose of the Fundraiser:</STRONG> To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.

To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php

Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.


 


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2 of the 3 core members of Team Highpoint made it to the summit of Whitney this past Friday.&nbsp; A large group set out from Whitney Portal in the wee, wee, wee hours of the morning (I believe it was around 2 AM), and most reached the summit after climbing in very snowy conditions.&nbsp; The 2 members officially on "Team Highpoint" (the small group planning on going to all 50 Highpoints) reached the top within 60 seconds of the first of the separate group that climbed via the Mountaineers Route.&nbsp; The Mountaineers Route group was led by Conrad Ankor and Peter Croft, and I believe that entire group all summited (and there were quite a few climbers in that group as well).

The slowest group of climbers (on the standard route) didn't make it back to the trailhead until 11 PM -- truely a marathon day for them!&nbsp; However, even the members of this group showed up at breakfast at the motel back in Bishop with smiling faces and were eager to join Team Highpoint for additional hikes.

Team Highpoint and friends are climbing Boundary today, and have carefully studied with me and discussed the route NOT to take down the mountain.&nbsp;

I really enjoyed meeting some extraordinary climbers on this trip, but I was NOT sorry to have missed out on a 21 hour day of hiking!


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June 19th, 2006, 2:06 am #4

Thanks for the update Diane. We look forward to progress reports and wish the team well....
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June 21st, 2006, 2:47 pm #5

Starting this June, a team sponsored by <STRONG>The Rowell Fund for Tibet </STRONG>(http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year.  Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/).  The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.

<STRONG>Purpose of the Fundraiser:</STRONG> To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.

To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php

Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.


 


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"Team Highpoint" made it up Humphreys yesterday, and got news when they left the area that access would be closed due to fire danger starting this Friday.  Whew!  What timing!

Tomorrow they plan on climbing Wheeler.  Stay tuned...


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June 21st, 2006, 2:47 pm #6

And I forgot to mention that they made it up Boundary earlier this week...

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July 9th, 2006, 1:55 pm #7

Starting this June, a team sponsored by <STRONG>The Rowell Fund for Tibet </STRONG>(http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year.  Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/).  The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.

<STRONG>Purpose of the Fundraiser:</STRONG> To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.

To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php

Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.


 


Diane Winger

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Team Highpoint has finished a swing through the Northeast, and have now completed 11 highpoints.  They've posted a blog telling of their journey so far:

http://50fortibet.org/blog/

Check it out -- definitely a fun read.


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July 26th, 2006, 8:33 pm #8

Starting this June, a team sponsored by <STRONG>The Rowell Fund for Tibet </STRONG>(http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year.  Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/).  The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.

<STRONG>Purpose of the Fundraiser:</STRONG> To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.

To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php

Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.


 


Diane Winger

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With their ascent of Rainier, "Team Highpoint" is now 13 for 13 on their year-long quest to climb all 50 Highpoints.

Here's their report on their experiences on Rainier.


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August 24th, 2006, 10:49 pm #9

Starting this June, a team sponsored by <STRONG>The Rowell Fund for Tibet </STRONG>(http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year.  Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/).  The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.

<STRONG>Purpose of the Fundraiser:</STRONG> To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.

To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php

Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.


 


Diane Winger

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"Team Highpoint" recently completed their 16th Highpoint with Kings Peak in Utah.  Read their trip report here.

After awakening to a lightning show at 3 AM, they waited in their tents for almost 3 hours for the weather to settle down, and were able to reach the summit by late morning under blue skies.


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