May 10 – 11, 2014
On sale March 25, 2014
Make the Rubin Museum the place of your dreams...
In March 2011, eighty adults stayed the night during the museum's first-ever Dream-Over, see press coverage and video below. Sitar music by Spiral Music regular, Gian Luigi Diana:
Peak Experience VII
An Overnight Mountaineering Experience
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Forty kids, aged 9-12 roped together alpine style, confront the challenges of climbing Mt. Everest. They discover the beauty, consider the perils, experience the culture and practice team dynamics. Their expedition leader is world-renowned high altitude mountaineer Robert M. Anderson. He is aided by Sherpa guides from Nepal and experienced climbers from around the world. The goal is not only to reach the summit, but also for all return unharmed. The children carefully make their way to each of the four camps along the Museum’s great spiral staircase. Here they learn safety techniques, leadership skills, Sherpa culture and the life lessons embodied in Himalayan art. Frostbite, oxygen and the brain, and why things feel heavier the higher you go will be issues the kids will confront. Together over the course of the evening, they share an astonishing experience: a fully simulated ascent of the highest mountain on earth.
Presented with the American Alpine Club - NY Chapter