Lyndon State College’s Adventure Speaker Series continues March 5 with a free lecture by Kevin Mahoney. The talk is titled “New Hampshire to Nepal: First Ascents across the Globe.” Mahoney will discuss first ascents from a variety of conditions and sites: from nearby Lake Willoughby and Cannon Cliff to the more remote locales of Alaska and Nepal.
Mahoney taught rock climbing and mountaineering courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) for six years before he decided to start his own business, Mahoney Alpine Adventures. This decision led him to seek his full international certification through the IFMGA/UIAGM (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations/Union Internationale des Associations de Guides de Montagnes). Mahoney is certified in all 3 disciplines: ski mountaineering, rock, and alpine climbing. He has also instructed courses for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and is a Wilderness First Responder.
In 2010, he received the Copp/Dash Inspire Award and the Lyman Spitzer Award for an alpine-style ascent of the south face of Nupste in Nepal.
The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Moore Community Room/ASAC (Academic and Student Activities Center) Room 100. It is free and open to the public. Mahoney’s lecture concludes the series for the semester; new lectures are planned for the fall.
Lyndon State College’s Adventure Speaker Series is sponsored by the LSC Lecture & Arts Series, Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides, LLC, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, and The American Alpine Club.