Adventure film maker and CU Alum Michael Brown to speak at free student luncheon Nov. 2

Published: Oct. 24, 2012

Michael Brown, one of the world’s most accomplished adventure filmmakers and a CU-Boulder alumnus, will share his story during his talk “Beyond the Summit” at the Back to Boulder Luncheon. The luncheon, to be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom, is free for all CU-Boulder students.

Brown will talk about his amazing work capturing the triumph of the human spirit in places as treacherous as the summit of Mount Everest and as lonely as the ice-covered regions of Antarctica. He also will discuss his path to success and the important role leadership has played.

The Alumni Association and the Newton Leadership Chair are happy to present this event as the first program in a speaker series targeted to students interested in leadership.

"We're delighted to have Michael Brown on campus to talk with our students about his filmmaking experiences and how leadership skills have played a key role in his career as a filmmaker," said Alexander "Sandy" Bracken, who holds the Newton Chair in Leadership at CU-Boulder.

Brown’s acclaimed 2003 documentary "Farther than the Eye Can See" followed Golden-based blind climber Erik Weihenmayer’s expedition on Mount Everest with guide Jeff Evans (Anth’94). This event is free for students and $15 for facaulty/staff and alumni. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit

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