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    • 23 January 2018 03:00 AM Until 04:45 AM
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      The Mountaineers are bringing back the Backcountry Film Festival with a new set of thrilling films for 2018, produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. This screening is co-presented by the Mountaineers Foothills Branch and the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services department. 50% of the proceeds will go to support the Bellevue TRACKS program that promotes youth outdoor adventure, stewardship and leadership. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKET NOW AND SAVE YOUR SEAT!
      Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include:
      The Space Within, DPS Skis Cinematic | 5 min 28 sec
      Ruth Gorge, Noah Howell | 8 min 1 sec
      Below 0, Itai Hagage | 4 min 54 sec
      The End of Snow, Jane Zelikova and Morgan Heim | 20 min 35 sec
      Follow Through, Anya Miller and Becca Cahall | 21 min 48 sec
      Genesis, Ben Sturgulewski and Dan Pizza | 5 min 50 sec
      Idaho 12ver Project, Mark Ortiz | 12 min 10 sec
      Adventure Not War, Max Lowe | 7 min 35 sec
      Get tickets here ($10-$12):
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-backcountry-film-festival-celebrating-the-winter-human-powered-experience-bellevue-showing-tickets-41088241035?aff=erelpanelorg
    • 24 January 2018 02:00 AM Until 03:30 AM
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      Famed Mountaineer Fred Beckey first travelled to the Himalaya in 1955 as a member of the International Himalayan Expedition.
      Their objective: To make the first ascent of Lhotse, a part of the Everest massif. At 27,940 feet, this is the fourth highest mountain in the world.

      Over the next nearly-sixty years Fred made multiple trips back to the Himalaya.

      His interests were in finding unclimbed peaks, establishing new routes on previously climbed peaks, trekking untrodden, remote mountain valleys, and the study and exploration of sub-ranges of various Asian Mountains and the Himals.

      This short evening lecture will focus on the goals of the Lhotse Expedition, and analyse controversies that arose with this climb, and resultant outcomes.
      Time permitting, the detail and objectives of subsequent trips will also be discussed, and include the ambitious plans of what had been Fred Beckey's most recent Himalayan objective, which would have been to travel next year (2018), to a remote valley in the Garhwal of Northern India.

      Fred Beckey recently died at age ninety-four. He lived a life that centered on mountains, climbing, scholarship, research and creating a legacy that will endure for generations to come.

      The speaker, Megan E. Bond, is also Fred Beckey's biographer and will read excerpts from her writings, which will be published by Mountaineers Books. 

      Over the course of a decade, she and Fred made multiple exploratory trips together to Nepal, India, China and Tibet.


      *There is no charge for this event, but please Register for a 'Ticket' as capacity is limited to forty people. Please message the Speaker/Host (Megan) to add your name. Thank you.

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      Location:
      Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
      2801 34th Ave West
      Seattle WA 98199
    • 24 January 2018 03:00 AM Until 05:00 AM
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      LIVING NORTHWEST HISTORY: REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST AND FUTURE OF NORTHWEST MOUNTAINEERING
      The Pacific Northwest has a rich heritage of mountain exploration, activism, literature, and art. Lowell Skoog was introduced to this heritage as a Seattle youngster more than 50 years ago. In this multimedia presentation, Lowell will discuss how the threads of history continue to weave through the Northwest outdoor community to create a present that is just as rich and inspiring as our storied past.

      As a skier, climber, flyer, writer and photographer, Lowell has been a participant and keen observer of Northwest mountaineering since the 1960s. He is the creator of the Alpenglow Gallery and founder of the Northwest Mountaineering Journal, websites that celebrate local mountain culture. He was a key member of the team that launched the Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum in 2015. For over a decade he has been a member and is now chairman of the Mountaineers History and Library committee, a group of volunteers that works to preserve and share our living history.
       
      EVENT TICKETS & INFO
      $10 Mountaineers member | $12 non-member | $12 at the door (when available) All events are at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center Doors open at 6pm, presentation starts at 7pm
    • 30 January 2018 03:00 AM Until 04:00 AM
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      On Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:00pm Robert Rogoz will be doing a free clinic at Vital Climbing Gym in Bellingham. The topic will be: climbing related injuries- causes, prevention and treatment options.
    • 30 January 2018 03:00 AM Until 04:45 AM
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      The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like The Mountaineers at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!   Don't delay - get your tickets now and save a spot!  Tickets $10 for Mountaineers members, $12 for the General Public, $15 at the door.  
      Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture - you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include:
      The Space Within  - The space within whispers of another world, holding magic unlike anything he has seen before. Follow DPS Cinematic to this world.
      Ruth Gorge -  Follow this expedition skiing piece in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge with Noah Howell and Ben Peters.
      Adventure Not War - Stacy Bare returns home from war by way of his ongoing project, Adventure Not War: To promote world peace and understanding through adventure.
      Below 0 - Nature has two meanings, on one hand it is the natural environment where all life develops; on the other hand, nature is understood as the essence of being. The events in Below 0 are narrated metaphorically from Vladimir Kozlov, a Russian-born meteorologist who lived 20 years in the Arctic.
      Follow Through - In this age of hyper connectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore? A story of loss, of community respect and of belonging, Caroline Gleich sets out to complete her vision.
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      End of Snow - Join Snow Scientist Dr. Jane Zelikova to embark on a journey into the mountains to find the tales of the past, present and future of snow.
      Idaho 12vers Project - Project also known as “It’s that peak, that one, just right over there”
      Genesis -   A trio of powder professors ascend Alaska’s Chugach. The mountains become the laboratory in which they embark to form theories of mankind’s oldest questions: how did life begin, and what makes this life worth living?
      The Space Within - The space within whispers of another world, holding magic unlike anything he has seen before. Follow DPS Cinematic to this world.
       
      Get tickets here:
      https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-backcountry-film-festival-celebrating-the-winter-human-powered-experience-seattle-showing-tickets-41088399509

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