PCS slideshow 8/9 - Georgina Miranda on Everest
Sierra Club Peak Climbing Section Monthly Meeting
Georgina Miranda: Climb Take Action on Everest
08/09/2011 7:30 pm
Peninsula Conservation Center, Palo Alto, CA
In what has become an annual tradition – the Everest slideshow – this year’s presenter fits with Madame Chair’s “Year of the Woman” theme. Join us as Georgina Miranda shares her experience on Everest’s South Side this past Spring. Georgina was climbing Everest as part of her Climb Take Action 7 Summits Challenge.
After reading an article in Glamour in 2007 about the violence against women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgina founded Climb Take Action in order to empower women in the region by climbing to raise funds and awareness to their suffering. Thousands of women have been neglected, murdered, abducted, brutally raped, tortured, and overall forgotten. Congo Wars have claimed more lives than any conflict since the end of World War II, yet the crisis has received little attention outside of central Africa.
Georgina is a native Los Angelino currently residing in San Francisco. She is a business woman by day (MBA from Loyola Marymount and a full-time management consultant) and an adventurer by night having climbed all around the world, including five of the world’s tallest peaks on each continent.
Come hear Georgina’s riveting story of her Everest climb and about the amazing efforts she has made as an individual to make the world a better place.
Meeting Location (click for directions and note the entrance and parking are around the back): The Peninsula Conservation CenterFB invite - https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=137105716365907
Emilie Cortes, CFA