Sarah Garlick: "Wild Stone: Climbing the unclimbed, from the Arctic to Arabia"
JAN 31, 2012
Sarah Garlick: "Wild Stone: Climbing the unclimbed, from the Arctic to Arabia,"
With professional photography, audio clips, and short videos, Garlick tells stories from her latest two expeditions: a journey to the granite big walls of South Greenland, and an exploration of the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. Garlick's presentation focuses on the common core of both expeditions: a quest to find—and climb—untouched cliffs in some of the world's wildest locations. Garlick talks about what it takes to be an expedition climber in the modern era, from discovering an objective and putting together a team, to the inevitable ups and downs of the journey itself.
Wild Stone shares stories and images of Garlick';s 2010 expedition to Greenland, where she and her three teammates established a new, 2,000-foot free route up a remote granite wall. This expedition was supported by the prestigious Copp-Dash Inspire Award.
The presentation also premiers new photography and video footage from an expedition to the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan last winter, where Garlick and fellow climber Caroline George established a new sandstone adventure route called Uprising (5.11).
MITOC (MIT Outing Club)