Each Person Makes a Difference

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is proud to
welcome back Michael Graber '74, one of America's
leading alpinists. Graber has pioneered numerous first
ascents, including two in Antarctica, and is a two-time
veteran of Mt. Everest. In 1987 he climbed to 28,000 feet,
1,000 feet short of Everest's summit, before he was
forced to turn back by 100 m.p.h. winds and frostbite. In
addition to his climbing record, Graber is a seasoned
Antarctic explorer and filmmaker. Award-winning films
such as "Ski to Forbidden Plateau" (ABC Sports),
"Antarctic Odyssey" (ABC Sports) (1988), and "Trans-
Antarctic Expedition" (an ABC series) demonstrate his
skills in filming under extreme conditions.

During 1983 he filmed the war in Afghanistan for
"CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and his "Battle
for Afghanistan," an hour-long CBS News special,
received an Emmy Award in 1988.

Graber graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in philosophy. He
received the Most Valuable Player Award during his
senior year for his achievements as a Stag running back
and is rumored to have scaled the outside of a tower
dorm without a rope. The personal philosophy that has
motivated Graber's adventures is that the road one
wants to travel in life is attainable through hard work
and careful planning. Please join us for what promises
to be an inspirational dinner and discussion by filling
out the enclosed reservation coupon.