Fighting for the Summit and Life

World-renowned mountaineer, Alzheimer’s advocate and Fort Collins resident Alan Arnette will speak at Colorado State University on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater.

Drawing on his personal experiences in business, coping with his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, and summiting the world’s most difficult mountain at age 58, his presentation “K2: Fighting for the Summit and Life” will examine the struggles and achievements around a seemingly impossible goal.

K2: Fighting for the Summit and Life

On his 58th birthday, Arnette made history by becoming oldest, and only the 18th, American to summit the second highest mountain in the world, K2 in Pakistan. Faced with life-and-death decisions, he drew deep to find the strength to continue making the summit with his team.

This presentation takes audiences through a journey of difficulty, doubts, challenges, obstacles and eventually success, and the struggles and achievements of a seemingly impossible goal.

The event is hosted by the Office of International Programs, Campus Recreation/Outdoor Adventure Programs and KUNC. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.