Adventures in Education

Rochester School for the Deaf presents
Adventures in Education
 
Deaf Mountaineers & Explorers
Scott Lehmann & Shayna Unger
 
Climbing Over Obstacles:
The First All-Deaf Team to Summit Denali
 
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Rochester School for the Deaf Campus
1545 St. Paul St., Rochester, NY 14621

5 pm | Reception
Learning Resource Center
Food and beverages served until 6:30 pm
7 pm | Presentation
Auditorium
 

Climbing Over Obstacles: The First All-Deaf Team to Summit Denali

Spend the evening with Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger as they recount their experience of becoming the first all-Deaf team to reach the summit of North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, at 20,310 feet, and the obstacles they had to climb over as Deaf mountaineers.

About Scott & Shayna

Face shots of man in black parka and woman in red parka with snow behind
Scott and Shayna, both born profoundly deaf, have climbed some of the world’s highest mountains.  Rather than letting their disability define them, they created their own expeditions ranging from backcountry hiking, sea kayaking, bike packing, and climbing mountains. Scott and Shayna picked up skills mostly by watching YouTube videos and asking others through paper and pen because of the lack of accessibility in outdoor education. This has ignited their passion for making the outdoors more accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, as well as others in marginalized communities.
 
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Tickets

Man hiking up a green slope in the foreground with a snowcapped rocky mountain towering behindReception & Presentation | $50
Reception includes good company, beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert.
 
Presentation Only | $25
 
 
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 
Capacity is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Underwrite Adventures

Snow peak reflects on lake.  Lone hiker in red jacket looks across the lake.
Adventures is an ambitious event, and it is made possible thanks to the generous support of underwriters. I respectfully ask that you join me once again as an underwriter of this year’s event.  Your gift makes both the evening community program possible, but also creates the opportunity for our students to engage with these inspiring Deaf role models that school day and learn about all that goes into their ambitious endeavors. And at the highest levels, your underwriting support will help to fund other adventures for our students, including the travel abroad program and enrichment opportunities.
 
 

Photos courtesy of Chad Unger