SPEECHES / PRESENTATIONS
WHY? Various thoughts on what drives a person to go on mountain adventures.
What really drives a person up a mountain? What makes them willing to deny, however temporarily, the security and comfort of civilization and engage in an often cruel fight for survival on the most remote and inhospitable parts of the planet? Through his personal experience, George Boutiropoulos attempts to answer probably the most crucial question an alpinist has, which is: why?
George was born in 1969 and has been climbing mountains since he was 16. He has done important climbs in routes with rock, ice and mixed field on the mountains of Greece, the Alps, Dolomites, Germany, Britain, and Norway. He has also participated in hiking missions of high altitude mountains in Peru – Andes, Africa – Kenya, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, India, and Kirgizstan. He is a federally licensed climbing instructor and mountain guide since 1993, co-author of the climbing manuals, the Art of the Mountain (2010, 2011) and Mountain Hiking (2012).