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Highpointers Foundation Silent Auction

A fundraising event to benefit the Highpointers Foundation


Ed Viesturs – K2

K2, at 28,251 feet is the world’s second-tallest mountain. It roars skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan, and climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of 77 climbers since 1954. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.

April 22nd - July 15th, 2010
4:00 PM MDT

Incremental bids must be at least $10 higher than the previous bid.
The high bidder on the last day wins, and has 1 week to submit payment.

Anyone can participate.

The book can be delivered in person at MS-10, or sent via registered mail.

All proceeds benefit the Highpointers Foundation. The amount donated is tax deductible beyond the ordinary value of the book; consult your tax professional.

Before facing the challenge of K2, Ed Viesturs, one of the world’s premier high-altitude climbers, thought of it as mountaineering’s holy grail. In K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. He probes K2’s most memorable sagas to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one’s teammates, self-sacrifice and the price of glory.



Ends 4:00 PM MDT July 15th, 2010


Bid time and Date

Bid Amount


Kip Cassavaw

12:50 6/23/10


Mark Rein

16:59 6/16/10


Fred Pomeroy

13:32 6/16/10


Mark Rein

12:01 5/28/10


Jean Trousdale

11:11 5/24/10


Marilyn Walther

23:32 5/4/10


Jean Trousdale

17:53 4/23/10


Starting Bid




Our thanks to Beckie and Dave Covill for the book

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