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Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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JEFF AND DIANA Munroe of Middlebury caught this view of the Aletsch Glacier while hiking in Switzerland in 2018. The Munroes will be giving a presentation on their hiking experiences on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury, as part of the Green Mountain Club’s James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series. Photo/Jeff Munroe

MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Club’s 27th Annual James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series will feature Jeff and Diane Munroe of Middlebury when they give the presentation “From Gletscher to Gipfelkreuze: Exploring the Natural and Cultural Landscapes of the Alps,” on Thursday, Feb. 21 , at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court, Middlebury.

The Munroes are avid hikers and travelers and have lived in Middlebury since 2001. Jeff is Professor of Geology at Middlebury College and Diane coordinates community-based research projects for the College’s Environmental Studies Program. Last year they spent his sabbatical year abroad, largely in Austria where Munroe was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck in the spring.

During the fall and summer, they traveled extensively across the Alps from France to Slovenia, hiking and exploring modern glacial landscapes and enjoying a range of local cultural experiences.

During their slide presentation, the Munroes will share the beauty and diversity of the Alpine landscape while also exploring the tension they felt experiencing the cultural and natural richness of this region alongside the stark retreat of all of the glaciers they visited.

The presentation is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Voluntary donations will support the Green Mountain Club’s Education Program. More details at gmcbreadloaf.org.

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