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Organizing Committee solicits any pictures or
stories you can share about Austen and Claire Riggs.
We will post them on this web site for all to enjoy. You are
welcome to contribute whether or not you will be able to attend the RiggsFest!
Please send your photos or materials as
a single electronic file, preferentially Word or PDF attachment, to Kim
Bannister ( firstname.lastname@example.org
), the assistant to Thomas Baldwin, by October
23rd and follow up with an e-mail message to her one week later
after your submission, if possible.
Austen Riggs -
1950, George Bell and Austen organized an expedition to
to climb Yerupaja, at
21,670 feet it was the highest unclimbed peak in the Western
hemisphere. These adventures are detailed in the1952 book, "THE
BUTCHER - The Ascent of Yerupaja" by John Sack
Click here for a photo of
Austen on the cover of this book.
Photos From: Hao Zhu:
1995A February 18, 1999,
before taking off from Salt Lake City airport.
February 18, 1999, flying
over Rocky Moutains.
August 2nd, 1999, playing
with his stick on the Appalachian trail in White Moutains
August 1st, 1999, enjoying
the scenery of White Moutains
August 1st, 1999, guiding
the group in White Moutains
August 3rd, 1999, at the
summit of Mt. Washington
August 3rd, 1999, leading
the group climbing up toward the summit of Mt. Washington.