“Rock, Ice and Alpine Climbing” lecture, demo Sept. 30

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Karsten Delap

Karsten Delap, owner and head of Alpine Programs at Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School who has climbed mountains around the world, will be on the campus of Youngstown State University on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to lecture and give a demonstration about Rock, Ice and Alpine Climbing.

Delap will lecture from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Jones Room of Kicawley Center, followed at 4:30 p.m. by a demonstration at the climbing wall in the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Originally from the flat lands of Indiana, Delap has climbed extensively throughout the United States including Grade V big walls in The Black Canyon, Long’s Peak, and Zion National Park. His experience outside of the United States includes many peaks over 17,000 feet in Boliva and Equador, as well as major alpine objectives in Africa and Argentina. Lately, Karsten has been traveling to more exotic climbing locals such as Armenia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.┬áKarsten spends his springs working in the High Sierra and the rest of the year traveling the world working for Fox Mountain Guides, heading up their alpine programs. For more information, visit www.karstendelap.com.