“World’s 50 Most Adventurous Men” and a National Geographic
2013 “Adventurer of the Year.” Climbing Dreams
will round out the Houston Symphony’s final installment of its National Geographic Live series as it shows us why Libecki earned those distinctions. “Essentially, I’m a climber, and I specialize in places where people haven’t been before,” he says. “They’re untouched virgin Earth. Rescue can be almost impossible — despite technology. I climb, and I explore places no one has been to before.” For this talk, he’ll describe his experience tackling mud and mayhem on the massive Poumaka Tower in French Polynesia; encountering fear and friendship on the Bamiyan slopes of Afghanistan; and dodging polar bears in Greenland’s icy waters. Whether Arctic cold or Polynesian jungles, it all sounds vividly entertaining. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org
. $15 to $65.
Mike Libecki, climber
According to Men’s Journal, climber Mike Libecki is one of the “World’s 50 Most Adventurous Men.” Follow Mike as he tackles mud and mayhem on the massive Poumaka Tower in French Polynesia, encounters fear and friendship on the Bamiyan slopes of Afghanistan, and dodges polar bears while exploring Greenland’s icy waters.
Take a trip to the Earth’s most remote places with Mike Libecki, one of