November 4, 2010 - Justin Taylan - Preserving the Living Legacy of World War II
Founder of PacificWrecks.com,
Justin has also made several trips to the Pacific, to retrace his grandfather's wartime service, and in search of wreckage from the war.
He has visited over 250+ aircraft wrecks, and discovered an A6M2 Zero in 2003. He has also visited dozens of shipwrecks around the Pacific.
His Pacific Wrecks project has a dual mission:
locate undiscovered U.S. airplane wreckage and determine the fates of the thousands of American airmen still listed as missing in the Second World War's Pacific Theater.
Each year the 33-year-old son of school teachers heads to the Pacific to search remote jungles for wartime relics long forgotten by everyone except fellow wreck hunters,
U.S. military officials and the dwindling number of veterans who fought in the Pacific.
He has hacked his way across dense jungles, slogged through crocodile-infested swamps
and spent a few weeks in custody when his interest in a U.S. warplane being removed by a salvage company put him on the wrong side of authorities in the Solomon Islands, northeast of Australia.
In 1995, Justin created a web site,
whose mission is to document World War II Pacific history
and is an advocate for those still MIA (Missing In Action) and ensuring that wrecks are protected or preserved for future generations.
Justin's interest began with his grandfather, Carl R. Then who was a US Army combat photographer in the Pacific.
In 1993, He traveled with him to the places he served and was amazed to see war relics still in situ across the Pacific.
Over the years, his web site has been responsible for new wreck discoveries, solving historical mysteries and connecting people.
Justin Taylan at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y.
The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles®
November 11, 2010 - Ladies Night -
Pierre Odier - Kashmir Ladakh and Pakistan Joint Adventurers' Club and Explorers Club Evening
Member, Past President, and recipient of the prestigious Adventurer Of The Year Award - Pierre Odier - will talk about his recent adventure to Kashmir, Ladakh, and Pakistan searching for minorities.
When not seen at our club quarters Pierre is usually trekking across some remote location of the globe where
he is gathering many experiences before returning to share his varied experiences with his brother adventurers.
Pierre Odier at Kalash village store/museum. Kalash Valley N.W. Pakistan.
Monk musicians at a remote Lamayuru Gompa in Jammu Region of India.
Brokpas in Hanu Gouma Village Ladakh region of India.
Dahani Native in Dah Hanu Valley North East India.
High Altitude Lake on the Afghanistan and Pakistan Border.
The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles®
November 14, 2010 - Survival Sklls Seminar OUTSIDE ACTIVITY - non sponsored trip advisory
Adventurers’ Club president Allan Smith & Chris Nyerges
Present SURVIVAL 101
November 14th, 2010 – Survival Skills Seminar
Location: Angeles National Forest or Arroyo Seco
How will you survive if the big one hits?
Adventurers’ Club President Allan Smith and Chris Nyerges bring you an exciting survival skills seminar to members of the Adventurers’ Club.
This class will cover survival skills from plant ID, food, fire making, shelter and orienteering.
The class will be from 10am-3pm and the location will be determined, as the date gets closer.
Expect somewhere in the Angeles National Forest or the Arroyo Seco area.
It’s been said Larry’s a modest man, that he doesn’t talk about himself at the club.
Well --- all that’s about to change on this night!
Raised on or near Indian reservations where his parents ran trading posts,
to a 6 year rocket propelled stint as a professional musician,
to owning and being President of a successful multi-media production company for the past 30 years,
Larry has had quite a ride.
Come and share the moment as he talks about his sorted past, puzzling present and even more sketchy future in high definition images and video.
Master scuba and National Geographic Certified diver, he vows to keep getting wet all over the world as long as he can make it back up the ladder and into the boat!