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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