Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro at 70: A Celebration with Dr. Dick Wolfe
Join the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program as we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. Dick Wolfe, scientist, adventurer, and visionary founder of Banner Elk winery.
Dick Wolfe is a nuclear engineer, a vintner, and a dreamer who makes his dreams come true. As a coal miner's son, he saw the movie The Snows of Kilimanjaro about forty times, and vowed to someday climb that mountain. Indeed, Dr. Wolfe celebrated his seventieth birthday on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro on his way to the top. This account of his preparations and the accomplishment of his dream, highlighting the people who helped him achieve his goal, is inspiration for us all. The book includes color photos by Dr. Wolfe and the nephew who accompanied him. Tri-Cities article of Dr. Wolfe's accomplishment
The event will feature complimentary refreshments, an entertaining account of Dr. Wolfe's achievements, and a book signing. His book will be available for purchase at a special discounted price. You don't want to miss it!
This event has been identified as being open to the public. For more information about Community Engagement and public outreach at Appalachian State University, please visit our website, http://www.community.appstate.edu.
This event has been marked as a sustainability event. Sustainability means relating to the interconnectedness of environmental, societal, and/or economic issues and resources. For more information about how Appalachian defines sustainability visit http://sustain.appstate.edu/sustainability-appalachian.
"Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." - Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, United Nations, 11 December 1987.
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