dZi Foundation and Sherbino Present Mark Udall: OFFROUTE!

How attitude, altitude and action led to two equally dangerous careers, climbing on the world’s highest peaks and serving in the US Congress!

Join dZi Foundation and Sherbino Theater as Mark Udall presents OFFROUTE!

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About Mark Udall:

Colorado resident and native westerner Mark Udall represented the people of Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 2009 to 2015 and the 2nd Congressional District from 1999 to 2009. He also served one term in the Colorado State Legislature as a member of the General Assembly from 1997 to 1999, representing the 13th District, which encompassed the community of Broomfield and parts of southern and western Boulder County. Sen. Udall is known for reaching across party lines to solve problems, and has championed bipartisan legislation to balance the nation’s budget, protect our public lands and establish a tough, but smart, national security policy.

Prior to serving in Congress, Mark served as course director and later as executive director at Colorado Outward Bound School. Mark is an avid mountaineer and has climbed or attempted some of the world’s most challenging peaks, including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Denali and Aconcagua.

Udall is no stranger to long, committing expeditions: he has skied for 40 days across Alaska’s Brooks Range; made first ascents of Kanchenjunga, Annapurna South, and Manda South (in India’s Garwhal Range); completed a two-man alpine-style ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali and the Messner Route on Aconcagua; and undertook a self-supported 1200 mile circular trek on the Colorado Plateau beginning and ending at Lee’s Ferry.

Udall sits on the boards of The Grand Canyon Trust, The dZi Foundation, The Council for a Livable World (Mission: to rid the world of nuclear weapons), and Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. Mark and his wife, Maggie Fox, live in Eldorado Springs, CO.

Upcoming dZi Speakers:

Nov 22 Jim McCarthy, The Dawn of Bib Wall Climbing in the Far North
Dec 21 Kelly Cordes, Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
Jan 17 Phil Powers, K2 and climbing in Pakistan
Feb 8 Brad Johnson, A Climbers Life
Mar. 13 Dawn Glance, Mixed Climbing

About dZi: It takes dozens of staff and board members, thousands of donors, and tens of thousands of community volunteers to make our work possible.

Our team in Nepal, the U.S, and the U.K. is comprised of talented individuals with decades of experience. We are driven to help bring real and sustainable change to our partner communities and, in doing this, we find ourselves changed.

Our team members live and work in seven diverse regions of Nepal, making them especially attuned to the personality and culture of the people. We also have a U.S.-based office, board of directors and advisory board to help guide our mission.

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Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

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