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    Sasha Cohen speaking at Explorers Club in NYC on Apr 5

    Sasha Cohen speaking at Explorers Club in NYC on Fri Apr 5

    A very nice recognition for her and for figure skating, I'd say.

    With a long and distinguished history, the club is a prestigious group of serious explorers. Members have included the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary, Amelia Earhart, astronauts, Everest mountaineers, etc.
    Excerpts from the club's website:
    • The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.
    • The Explorers Club flag represents an impressive history of courage and accomplishment and has been carried on hundreds of expeditions by Club members since 1918. To carry the Club flag is an honor and a privilege. It has flown at both poles, from the highest peaks of the greatest mountain ranges, travelled to the depths of the ocean, to the lunar surface, and outer space.
    • Today the membership includes field scientists and explorers from over sixty countries whose disciplines include: aeronautics, anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, ecology, entomology, mountaineering, marine biology, oceanography, paleontology, physics, planetology, polar exploration, and zoology.

    Plus the club's headquarters is quite a venue: a classic townhouse displaying artifacts from explorations.

    A line from the event description:
    "Cohen will tell interviewer Jim Clash how digging deep into one's own reserves, a common trait among great explorers, makes all the difference."

    The event is open to the public. Non-members must purchase tickets.
    (The club is a not-for-profit organization, but just to be safe and avoid a GS infraction, I am not including any links.)

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    Wow, can you imagine their meetings? That sounds so cool.

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    Usually, the members really are explorers.

    Two of my grandfather's favorite authors were: Thor Heyerdahl (Kon Tiki raft, etc) and Peter Freuchen (Greenland exploration)
    Oddly enough, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Thomas J. Watson Sr. & Arthur Watson of the IBM Watsons were all members & patrons of expeiditions..

    TJ Jr:

    He was an avid sailor and pilot. He named 7 successive sailboats after Palawan, the last in 1991.[13] Watson sailed his sailboat Palawan further up the Northern coast of Greenland than any non-military ship had done previously for which he won the New York Yacht Club's highest award and the Cruising Club of America's Blue Water Medal. He traveled the route of Captain Cook in exploring the Pacific. He flew aircraft from helicopters and jets to stunt planes and he was the first private citizen to receive permission from Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986 to fly to all the time zones of the Soviet Union (a route he had previously done as a pilot ferrying General Bradley) in a jet he piloted himself.

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