Seven Summits Celebration to a Masquerade Ball Fundraiser

November was a busy month for Irion Books LLC, with a trip to New York for the 25th Anniversary of the Seven Summits to the K2 Adventures Foundation's First Annual Masquerade Ball in Arizona.

In New York Charles G. Irion, founder of Irion Books and coauthor of the Summit Murder Mystery Series, attended the Seven Summits Silver Anniversary Celebration, hosted by the New York chapter of the American Alpine Club (AAC). The New York AAC commemorated the 25th anniversary of Dick Bass completing the Seven Summits.

Dick Bass with Charles Irion at the New York AAC event. Bass completed the Seven Summits in just three years.

Presentation at New York AAC event honoring Dick Bass and his accomplishments of reaching the summits of the highest mountain on all seven continents.

Opening remarks by Philip Erard, section chairman for the American Alpine Club, New York section. Erard started the AAC black-tie event that has now become a fond tradition.

The annual black tie event was held at the landmark Union Club in New York City. The Union Club is one of the oldest private clubs in the United States and has an impressive list of prominent members.

The other November event was the K2 Adventures Foundation First Annual Masquerade Ball on November 20th in Scottsdale, AZ. The fundraiser benefited a variety of organizations including Hacienda Healthcare, The Mwereni Integrated School for the Blind, and the Arizona Humane Society.

Kristen Salcito Sandquist, K2 Adventures Foundation Vice-President, and author and event sponsor Charles Irion of Irion Books LLC.

One lucky silent auction winner won lunch with both of the Summit Murder Mystery Series authors and received copies of all seven series novels. Irion Books LLC was honored to be an event sponsor.

All K2 Masquerade Ball guests received a copy of Murder on Everest from Irion Books LLC.

Charles Irion signed Murder on Everest for the guests of the K2 Masquerade Ball.

K2 Adventures collaborates with organizations serving children with special needs by providing funds that will be used for educational enrichment as well as fulfillment through outdoor camps and activities.

Summit Murder Mystery Authors Charels G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins at the K2 Adventures Foundation's First Annual Masquerade Ball.

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