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Renowned Climber Talks Mountains and Business at Legacy Luncheon

Summiting the second highest mountain in the world and building an international outdoor apparel company both require managing risk and Rick Ridgeway, this year’s Legacy Luncheon for the Parks speaker, knows about both.

Ridgeway, vice president of environmental affairs for outdoor apparel leader Patagonia, is often recognized for his accomplishment of making the first American ascent of K2, known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. He is an avid adventurer and part of the original Seven Summits expeditions to climb the highest mountain on each of Earth’s seven continents. National Geographic recently honored him with its “Lifetime Achievement in Adventure” award.

Ridgeway will join in celebrating a year of accomplishments for Legacy Parks Foundation at their annual outdoor luncheon along the banks of the Tennessee River on UT’s Cherokee Farm October 7th at 11:30 a.m. More than 1,000 civic and business leaders attended the sold-out Legacy Luncheon for the Parks last year.

The generous Luncheon sponsors and attendees help Legacy Parks continue to expand and protect our parks, trails and river access. This year’s sponsors include Pilot Flying J, Texas Instruments, UCOR, Bob Richards, Bryant Research, Gulf & Ohio Railways, Robin Easter Design, SouthEast Bank, The Trust Company, and The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Reserved tables for 10 and sponsorships are now available by calling Legacy Parks at 865.525.2585 or by reserving your seat online.

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