For the Lowell Thomas Medal for Achievements in Exploration, on 18 October 2006, I descended eighty feet by rope past the chandeliers at the Cipriani Wall St. banquet hall, accompanied by two students --

 

 

-- gave a presentation --

 

 

 

-- and received the medal from Allen Brill, President and CEO of Rolex (left) and Dan Bennett, President of the Explorers Club (right).

 

 

For a National Geographic Society web page about the award, click here.

 

A special thanks to mom and dad!

 

 

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