Heron Marsh (26 March 2013).  Photo by Tom Boothe. Used by permission.

Armchair Traveler Lecture Series:
Jack Drury: Mt. McKinley/Denali
Thursday, 27 March 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Jack DruryJoin Jack Drury for a slide show focusing on one of the first 100 attempts to scale the highest mountain in North America: 20,320 ft. Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. This was one of Jack’s first major adventures. In 1971, while a senior in college, Jack joined the National Outdoor Leadership School for its first attempt to climb this challenging peak. This is a classic slide show with all the thrills and adventures of a world class adventure.

Jack Drury is vice-president of Leading E.D.G.E. an education development consulting firm and exclusive provider of SPEC (Student-centered, Problem-based, Experiential, Collaborative) Training. He has been facilitating experiential learning experiences at a national and international level for over 25 years. He was the founding Director and Associate Professor of Wilderness Recreation Leadership at SUNY’s North Country Community College and is past president of the Wilderness Education Association.

The Camper's Guide to Outdoor PursuitsHe is the lead author of the definitive wilderness leadership text The Backcountry Classroom: Lessons, Tools, and Activities for Teaching Outdoor Leaders and co-author of The Camper's Guide to Outdoor Pursuits: Finding Safe, Nature Friendly, Comfortable Passage Through Wild Places. He has led and participated in ventures throughout North America, Central America, Europe, and Siberia during all the seasons.

Admission is $5 per person. Friends of the VIC, VIC Ski Season Pass holders, and  PSC students, faculty, and staff are admitted free.  This program is underwritten by the Friends of the VIC

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.