Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Meeting Adventurers Club of Honolulu

Newsletter: May – August, 2011


I am honored to be your president this year and I know it will be a good year. We are nearing the end of the first quarter and this newsletter will give you information for May, June, July and August. Our Program Chairman, Jackie Sprague has arranged some excellent speakers with interesting topics and I hope that you will be able to attend. Please help us look for new members interested in adventure. Let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance to you. I’m looking forward to a great year.
     Gretchen Neal


The Board approved one new member, Eula May "Skippy" Sweet, who was presented with a Certificate of Membership at the Club meeting on February 17, 2011. We welcome Skippy and hope that she is the first of many applicants in 2011.
Joy Ashton
Next Meeting:
MAY 2011
The Silk Road, Northern Route
by guest, Dr. Fred Mackenzie
Thursday, May 19 at the Outrigger Canoe Club, 2509 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu

Dr. Fred Mackenzie, a true Adventurer, is a UH emeritus professor of oceanography, geology and geophysics. An author of more than 250 publications and 6 books, Fred has visited more than 50 countries, mountaineering and trekking all over the world. He is a fellow of the Explorers Club. In retirement, Fred continues adventuring, climbing mountains and trekking. He also supervises post-doctoral researchers at UH, working with researchers in various institutions on problems with the ocean and atmosphere.
Dr. Fred Mackenzie and wife at the meeting at Outrigger Canoe Club
Fred presented his adventures and impressions traveling, with his wife, along the northern route of the Silk Road starting in Bukhara, a city known for the Sufi religion. He traveled through Samarkand, a city 2,500 years old, and journeyed through to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. In Kyrgyzstan, he traveled through the Torugart Pass, a remote high mountain partially paved border crossing. Next he went to Kashgar, a city that dates back to 76 BC in the Xinjiang region of China close to Tibet. His travels took him eastward across two deserts and finally to Xi'an and Beijing, China. 
    Below are some of the great photos Fred took of the adventure:

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