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NYC - Lecture Series w/ Peter Potterfield

Classic Treks of North America and the World

Veteran adventure journalist and photographer Peter Potterfield has made it his life's work to search the world for the best in backcountry travel. Founding editor of and currently editor in chief of, Potterfield is the award-winning writer of the mountaineering classic In the Zone, Banff Book Festival winner High Himalaya, and his iconic Classic Hikes of the World. He has written for magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Adventure and Outside.

To mark the release of his new book, Classic Hikes of North America (WW Norton & Co., New York), Peter will share with us his favorite treks and adventures from around the planet in words and images. Join us for Potterfield’s riveting digital presentation featuring routes such as the Shackleton Crossing on South Georgia Island, the remote Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland, his 100-mile journey across the Swedish Arctic, and his Alaska odyssey across the tundra to McGonagall Pass. Potterfield also will cover backcountry treks in New Zealand, the Canadian Rockies, Patagonia, the Desert Southwest of America and the Sierra of California. Don't miss this great opportunity to savor Peter’s backcountry travels, and get inspired for planning your own dream wilderness adventure. The slide show includes images of the hiking routes as well as a discussion of strategy and gear. The program will be followed by a question and answer period and book signing. See more about Peter at, or Peter

“One of our finest chroniclers of climbing tells us what we need to enjoy North America’s most spectacular hikes. Potterfield’s writing is elegant and engaging: Open “Classic Hikes of North America” to any page and see if you don’t feel you’re already out there.”
—Michael Shnayerson, Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of Coal River

“Peter is the most felicitous, the best informed, the most complete, readable and exhaustive hiker in North America…This tome is invaluable.”
—Richard Bangs, co-founder, Mountain Travel Sobek and author of Quest for the Sublime

“Classic Hikes of North America is a thoroughly researched guide to spectacular hikes…Striking photos and beautiful maps accompany the fun to read descriptions, and his accounts will make you want to load up your pack and follow in his footsteps!"
—Ed Viesturs, high altitude climber and author of No Shortcuts to the Top

“Few people have wandered as many spectacular places around the world as Peter Potterfield…Brought to life with beautiful photography, rich descriptions and practical details to guide almost anyone, every page of Classic Hikes inspires wanderlust.”
—Gordon Wiltsie, author of To the Ends of the Earth

“Potterfield brings savvy insights, practical planning tips, detailed route info and a refreshingly stoked, conversational tone. (Classic Hikes) can be hauled at least as far as the trail head . . . but far more transportable is the inspiration Classic Hikes evokes.”
Los Angeles Times

Date: 04/15/13

Time: 6:00 Reception, 7:00 Lecture

Location: New York City Headquarters, 46 East 70th St., New York, NY

Member Ticket Price: Free

Guest Ticket Price: $20

Student Ticket Price:

Free for EC Student Members, $5 w/ student I.D.

Reservation Notes:

Payment must accompany reservation. Tickets are secured only when a credit card is provided at the time the reservation is made. Reservations made without a credit card are not secured and tickets will be forfeited by 6:50pm the evening of the lecture.

Reservations are suggested on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 212-628-8383, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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