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Seminar Series - Ernst W. Aebi

Ernst W. Aebi, FR ’88

Système “D” — How to Get Out of Trouble in the Field

Ernst W. Aebi, FR ’88 will present a ‘survival session’ on how to overcome various unusual obstacles, entitled ‘Système “D” – How to Get Out of Trouble in the Field’. While traveling in 153 countries, some by local means, some in his car or truck, on cross country skis (from eastern Siberia to the North Pole), doing four trans-Atlantic sailboat crossings (one single handed), on river boats, floating through rapids on inner tubes, riding horses, ponies, camels, walking – with or without shoes (once after his shoes were stolen in a rebel attack in the Sahara) – going over mountains, through jungles, trackless deserts, Ernst often had to resort to Système "D", from the French, which stands for Système démerde, and translates as "Pull yourself out of s***". This session promises to instruct and imbue Members in survival skills when facing challenging situations and odd predicaments.

Exploration Seminars Program

As in the past, the Club’s more experienced and accomplished Members will address practical field needs and disciplines directly relevant to exploration. The common goal of the series is to contribute and expand field knowledge in a ‘show me how to’ format, with several sessions providing a ‘hands on’ approach.

Please note the Exploration Seminars are for Members only, without charge, but reservations are required due to limited seating in the Board Room. Members wishing to attend should call the Club Receptionist at (212) 628-8383, xt. 10, to secure space.

For further information regarding the seminars, or to suggest future topics and speakers, please contact Daniel A. Kobal, Ph.D. FE’89 directly at (718) 757-7996 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Date: Tuesday, April 26th

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

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