Dan Seftick speaks at Conversations of the Valley in March

On the night of April 16, 2011, Dan Seftick’s 31-year-old son Greg died with his friend in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park. Despite taking all proper precautions, following requirements for a backcountry activity and the best efforts of highly skilled search-and-rescue personnel, the search for these two experienced mountaineers took seven days. In his new book “Real Mountains,” Dan Seftick, an Afton resident, shares the story of this tragic accident and memories of his son Greg.

Dan Seftick will speak at the St. Croix Valley Foundation’s Conversations of the Valley event 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Lowell Inn Event Center, 102 N. Second St., Stillwater.

The cost of the lunch and program is $17 and must be paid in advance to guarantee a spot. (Any payments received on the day of the event will be charged $20 a ticket, if seats are available.)

Reservations are due in St. Croix Valley Foundation offices by noon prior to the day of luncheon.

Register at: scvfoundation.org/conversations-of-the-valley or mail a check to SCVF, 516 Second St. #214, Hudson, WI 54016.