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Rare Opportunity: A First-Hand Survival Account

Rare Opportunity: A First-Hand Survival Account

Do you really want to know what it takes to survive? Do you want to listen from a first-hand account?  Then join me on August 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a truly rare chance to listen to a story that will not only inspire you, but could also help to protect your life one day.

During his lecture, On the Ledge: Surviving Six Days in No Man’s Canyon, David Cicotello will discuss the events of March 2011 in a Utah slot canyon that left him to spend six days alone on a ledge following a climbing accident that sadly killed his brother, Louis.

The lecture will be held at REI Settlers Ridge, located in Robinson Township, just south of Pittsburgh. While it is free, space is limited.  Out of the initial 40 slots, just 22 were left this morning when I registered … and I just took two of them.

HelicopterTopics to be covered include selected survival techniques used during his ordeal; the importance of resiliency, faith, and inner strength in a crisis; and advice on coping with a life-altering experience. A question and answer period will follow.

For lecture details, please check out the website at REI Settlers Ridge.  For details about what happened in that slot canyon, check out this Associated Press article in the Huffington Post.

Also, Mr. Cicotello is currently writing a memoir about his life-changing survival, rescue, and recovery experience.

Mr. Cicotello emailed me last night asking that I pass along the details of this event … So, I hope to see you all there!

Erik Kulick leaning aginst wall with True North badge on blue shirt

About the Author

Erik is the founder of True North Wilderness Survival School. He is a police officer, EMS provider, a Wilderness EMT, and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He has been featured in national and international media, including CNN, the Associated Press, and Backpacker. To learn more about Erik, visit him on LinkedIn and be sure to follow him on Facebook and YouTube.

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