Dr. Tabin, a professor of surgery and ophthalmology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and co-director of the Himalayan Cataract Project, was the first ophthalmologist to summit Mount Everest and the fourth person to reach the highest point of all seven continents.
Tabin's presentation, "Impossible Dreams – The first ascent of the East Face of Mount Everest and eliminating preventable and treatable blindness," documents the Seven Summiter's exploits on and around the world's most challenging peaks and the creation of the Himalayan Cataract Project. Additional special guests include mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and expedition photographer Jimmy Chin.
An Everest Evening includes dinner, drinks, and a silent auction. The auction will include a day of skiing with former Olympian and renowned big mountain skier Jeremy Nobis that will include four lift tickets, early Tram runs and lunch.
An Everest Evening will take place in the Cliff Lodge Ballroom from 6-10 p.m., Dec. 29. A ticket to the event is $200 and tables of 10 are available for $2,000. For reservations and information on tickets call (801) 933-2147 or go to www.snowbird.com.
The highly sought-after expedition photographer Jimmy Chin will exhibit his work Dec. 28, 2007, through Feb. 16, 2008, at Snowbird's Cliff Lodge. Images will be available for purchase to benefit Machik, a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to support innovative strategies that promote the sustainable development and strengthening of local communities in the Himalayan region and neighboring areas.