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WE ARE EXPECTING A LARGE AUDIENCE FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE ARRIVE AHEAD OF TIME TO GET A SEAT.
On July 21, Martin Christensen will talk about his experiences climbing the highest peaks on 6 continents, including his spring 2017 summit of Mt. Everest, the highest in the world.
Chistensen is a civil engineer and has been a Salem resident since 2013. He works for Footprint Power and assisted with the demolition of the old power plant and currently oversees all of the civil work and the construction of the administration building at the new natural gas powered facility on Salem’s waterfront.
A native of Danbury, Connecticut and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, he received his civil engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh while participating in ROTC. Commissioned into the US Army as an Infantry Officer following graduation, he served for 6 years, including two tours in Iraq totaling 27 months. He earned an MBA from Webster University while in the Army and is currently completing a Masters in Global Energy Management at the University of Colorado.
While at college, Christensen set 25 lifetime goals. One of those goals was to “climb the seven summits,” the highest peaks on each continent. With his latest climb in May, he has summited 6: Denali, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Kosciuszko, Elbrus and Everest. If he completes his goal by climbing Vinson Massif in Antarctica, he will be one of approximately 400 people in the world to ever do so.
Please note that this Salon will be held indoors.