The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum presents:
The 2015 Hall of Mountaineering Excellence
Gala & Induction Ceremony
Honoring individuals for their accomplishments on and off the mountain.
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
We are pleased to announce the 2015 inductees:
Jim Ansara & Mark Richey
Richard M. Leonard
This one-of-a-kind event will include a cocktail reception in the Museum, catered dinner, live appeal, induction ceremony and presentation
We are pleased to announce our key note speaker this year will be Mark Udall.
Questions? Please call 303-996-2755 or email email@example.com
Visit our online album to see pictures from last year's event: 2014 Gala Photo Album
Purchase Tickets to the HoME Gala
Sponsor a Table ($800):
Designated table for 8 with signage
Name or logo included in program
Recognition during the Gala presentation
Young Alpinist Scholarship ($5 added to ticket price):
In an effort to involve more young alpinists in the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence Gala, a Friend of the Museum will match your $5 contribution, allowing a scholarship for up to six young alpinists to attend the Gala.
Previous HoME Inductees:
2014: Allen Steck, Bradford and Barbara Washburn, Fanny Bullock Workman
2013: Nick Clinch, Barry Corbet, Norman Dhyrenfurth, Jeff Lowe, Peter Metcalf
2012: Arlene Blum, Henry W. Kendall, Dee Molenaar, Louis Reichardt
2011: Fred Beckey, Tom Hornbein, Royal Robbins, Miriam Underhill, Willi Unsoeld
2010: Robert Bates, Yvon Chouinard, Robert Craig, Dr. Charles Houston
The Award Criteria
In keeping with the goals, mission, and vision of the American Mountaineering Museum, the inductees cover a broad-spectrum in their accomplishments on and off the mountain. Criteris is listed below.
- Accomplished mountaineer: Any inductee must have a substantial list of mountaineering accomplishments under his/her belt. This can be in any discipline - mountaineering, rock, ice, mixed, etc. Inductees should have a background that includes significant achievements like ground breaking first ascents, etc.
- Multi-dimensional: The museum focuses not only on the sport of mountaineering, but also on the tangential aspects of climbing, namely environment, culture, art, teamwork, etc. Thus, any inductee must not be simply a great mountaineer, but must also have made contributions of significance in other areas relating to the mountains.
These areas include, but are not limited to:
- Giving back to the climbing community directly through advocacy, financial support (grants, etc.), activism, etc.
- Giving back to the climbing community indirectly through the creation of an admirable and inspiring legacy which touches and inspires current and future generations of climbers.
- Positively impacting the cultures and peoples of the mountains through various works.
- Positively impacting the environment of the mountains through various works.
- Preserving mountain and mountain climbing history through various works.
- Contributing heavily and uniquely to mountain art, through poetry, painting, photography, video/film, etc.
- Contributing to the field of mountain science and medicine.