NOTED CLIMBER RICK WILCOX TO SPEAK. On March 11, Lyndon State College plays host to one of America’s great all-around mountain climbers. Rick Wilcox will speak about his extensive mountaineering experience and adventures from New Hampshire’s White Mountains to the heights of Africa and Asia. This talk is the final installment of LSC’s Adventure Speaker Series for the spring semester.
Wilcox has climbed many of the largest peaks in North and South America, the big walls of Yosemite, Tetons, and the French Alps, and was among the first four North Americans east of the Mississippi to summit Mt. Everest. His passion for rock and ice climbing and his love for the bigger mountains of the world has driven him to lead or participate in more than 40 expeditions world-wide with 19 expeditions to the Himalayas.
During the past 36 years, he has served as President of Mountain Rescue Service, Inc., of New Hampshire, an organization that provides specialized technical teams comprised of world-class guides and climbers who volunteer their time and expertise in the service of hikers and climbers who may be in need of technical rescue in and around the White Mountains. In 1999, the American Alpine Club conferred the David A. Sowles Award on Wilcox and the Mountain Rescue Service to honor their assistance to imperiled fellow climbers.
Wilcox is a long-time American Alpine Club member and has served multiple stints on their Board of Directors and the American Mountain Guides Association Board of Directors. He is the owner of International Mountain Equipment, the prestigious International Mountain Climbing School, and International Trekking, all based out of North Conway, N.H. Wilcox is co-author of “An Ice Climber’s Guide to Northern New England, Third Edition.”
The 6 p.m. talk is in Room 100 of the Academic and Student Activities Center (ASAC) at Lyndon State College and is free and open to the public.