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Pioneering Patagonia
Wilkinson Public Library, Telluride, Colorado

Jim Donini has been pioneering first ascents up Patagonia’s ice capped granite towers for forty years. Jim’s presentation is a thrilling ride up unclimbed peaks with an added emphasis on seldom-visited landscapes and the area’s unique wildlife.
When Jim wasn’t out adventuring around the world, he was president of the American Alpine Club 2006-09, worked in the Outdoor Industry in sales, marketing and product development for companies such as Patagonia from 1978-2005 and an Exum guide from 1970-77. Today he sits on the American Alpine Club Honorary Membership committee, mentors young climbers and is still making first ascents around the world. Jim lives in Ouray, Colorado and Puerto Gadal, Chile.

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