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Autumn 2004
Issue #5
September-November 2004

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A Photo Expedition of Phish Tour
Team Meniscus
Join us for a photographic excursion to the land of Gamehenge, past and...well, past.

See You at the Top!
A Lung Cancer Benefit in Colorado's High Country
This August, the Mendel-Asarch Family Lung Cancer Foundation sponsored their annual ascent of Colorado's Greys Peak, to raise money for lung cancer research.

Free Speech Zone
Yes, at the 2004 DNC the first ammedment only applies to a restricted area surrounded by concrete barriers, two fences, razor wire, riot squads, and military police. God fuckin' bless America. Thanks Tom Ridge, you're the man.


See You at the Top!

Greys Peak
Torres Peak

A lung cancer benefit

Photos by Jon Heinrich

Published 9/25/04

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On August 21, 2004 the Mendel-Asarch Family Lung Cancer Foundation hosted their 6th annual See You At The Top, a fundraiser for the University of Colorado Hospital Integrative Program. Each year, climbers converge on the high country of Colorado to raise money in memory of Ethel Mendel who died in 1999 of lung cancer.

Pictured here are cousins of Ethel, advocates of complimentary therapies that allow life to be more pleasant for cancer patients as they undergo treatment.



As a tribute to Ethel and others that have fallen victim to cancer, participants are encouraged to fill out prayer cards and bring them to the top of the world in rememberence of their loved ones.


Among those that participated in the climb to Greys Peak this year, was world renowned climber, Ed Viesturs. Having climbed Mt. Everest six times, he is most recognized for his role in the 1996 Everest disaster documented by Jon Krakauer's book, Into Thin Air. Viesturs' goal is to be the first American to climb the world's highest 14 peaks without the use of supplemental oxygen. He has successfully summitted 13 of them.


Aside from world champion climbers however, outdoor enthusiasists of all ages took the challenge.


The vast expansive mountains seem to go on forever, but the terrain is also very fragile. A member of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative greeted visitors at the trailhead to remind everyone that we all must protect the natural integrity of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks.


High country environments in Colorado provide a significant portion of the alpine environment in the continental United States. They provide unique living conditions for many varities of flora and fauna that are threatened by the popularity of recreational adventure activities.

Tread lightly!

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