The Sunshine Coast Natural History Society (SCNHS) presents speakers Sarah Doherty and Kerith Perreur-Lloyd tonight (Friday) at its monthly meeting at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.
Non-members are welcome to join the SCNHS at the meeting set for 7:30 p.m.
The guests will present Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - One Step at a Time.
In January, Doherty and Perreur-Lloyd of Roberts Creek climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Besides being the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi, is also the highest free-standing volcano in the world. The pair decided that this climb, which involves the crossing of four distinct ecological zones and the extreme altitude (5,900 metres) of the climb involved, would be an excellent proving ground for SideStix the latest forearm crutch that they have been developing.
Doherty and Perreur-Lloyd will present an illustrated account of this unusual expedition, including the highs, lows and everything in between.
Doherty is a pediatric occupational therapist and an avid outdoor enthusiast and mountain climber. She is an amputee who lost her leg at age 13 when hit by a drunk driver. Perreur-Lloyd is a structural technologist who also loves exploring the outdoors especially with camera in hand.