You are on my personal invite “short list” of people interested in The Grand Adventure 2010. Tonight we will have an overview call about the program at 8 PM Eastern. I have invited Christian Santelices, one of the Grand Adventure Guides – and Chief Exum Guide, to join us to talk about climbing the Grand Teton. Awesome! We will also have an open Question and Answer session.
Please email me today with any questions you would like answered on the call tonight. I will also open the call up for questions tonight.
Dial – (760) 569-6000 Enter Access Code – 849987#Thursday, March 25th, 8 PM Eastern
Here’s a bit about Christian.
Christian Santelices believes that experiencing nature first hand has the power to transform people’s lives. As a fully certified IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, professional photographer, public speaker, writer, and community activist, his career has been dedicated to helping facilitate this process. During the summer months you’ll find him working in the Tetons as a Chief Guide for Exum Mountain Guides. The rest of the year he teaches avalanche courses, ski guides, and leads custom adventures and corporate community building and leadership development retreats worldwide through Aerial Boundaries.
As activist, Christian dreams of creating a global community by engaging groups from around the world in common conservation efforts. To this end he established the Global Community Project (GCP), a non-profit organization that combines outdoor education, service learning, and cultural exchange for students and professionals. The GCP provided the very first sustainable trail building course to the rangers of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. In 2008 he brought Jackson Hole high school students to Chilean Patagonia where they teamed up with local youths, researchers, and conservationists to work on trail building projects and participate in a study of the endangered huemul deer.
Christian has made notable first ascents of big walls in Patagonia including The Dream (VII 5.10 A4+) on the East Face of Cerro Escudo in Torres del Paine National Park and numerous first ascents in the Sierra Nevada, California.
With three friends he did the first (and only) ascent of twenty of Steck and Roper’s “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America” in a single twenty-day enchainment.
As a guide, Santelices has led numerous expeditions to Patagonia, Aconcogua, Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, the Alps of Switzerland, Italy and France, South Africa, the Pyranees of Spain, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Fiji, Alaska, and México. He has been featured skiing and climbing in numerous film, television and print articles, including two Warren Miller films (Journey and Impact).
Christian lives in Teton Valley with his wife and AB co-owner Sue Muncaster, daughter Mariela and son Nico.
Internationally Certified AMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide
BA in Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley
MA in Environment and Community, Antioch University, Seattle
Avalanche 3 Certification
Experience the Grand Adventure: Climb the Grand Teton with the Grand Adventure Team! Set and achieve huge goals, learn and integrate elite performance strategies, and LIVE THE ADVENTURE!
Thursday, March 25th, 8 PM Eastern
Dial – (760) 569-6000
Enter Access Code – 849987#
I look forward to connecting tonight!
Climb the Grand Teton with the Grand Adventure Team! Set and achieve huge goals, learn and integrate elite performance strategies, and LIVE THE ADVENTURE!