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    • 18 January 2018 04:00 PM Until 22 January 2018 01:00 AM
      We hope to see you in Ouray January, 18th- 21st for the 23rd Annual Ouray Ice Festival.
      For three days and three nights Ouray is an absolute ice climbing mecca; ice climbers, both novice and pro travel from around the world to celebrate the growing sport of ice climbing. During daily vendor exhibitions Festival attendees have the opportunity to demo the latest ice tools, apparel, and gear from the Outdoor industries leading retailers.  Hundreds of spectators line the top of the Gorge on Saturday and Sunday to watch the world’s best ice and mixed climbing talent battle for the prize! And, with over 100 interactive and educational climbing clinics to accommodate every skill level, Festival participants are sure to have an experience to remember.
      Nightly events include multimedia presentations by leading climbers, music, food, dance parties and a live and silent auction overflowing with screaming deals of the latest outdoor gear! (***see blurb below)
      For news articles and short videos about the Ouray Ice Festival and the Ouray Ice Park, visit our Press Room
    • 21 January 2018 04:00 AM Until 07:00 AM
      Punk Rock! Climbing!

      All proceeds go to Access Fund to help fund their legal battle against President Trump's proclamation to reduce Bears Ears National Monument. 

      Music by Teapot

      $10/$5 for members

      Climbing is welcome! We can't give any belay lessons that night (you won't be able to hear us) so come prepared. 

      BYOB -no climbing or belaying after drinking, please!
    • 23 January 2018 03:00 AM Until 04:45 AM
      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):
    • 24 January 2018 02:00 AM Until 03:30 AM
      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.

      Magnolia Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
      2801 34th Ave West
      Seattle WA 98199
    • 24 January 2018 03:00 AM Until 05:00 AM
      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.
      $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

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    10 January 2018 03:00 AM     05:00 AM

    Last spring, Trevor Kostanich and Forest McBrian skied a high route from Snoqualmie Pass to Canada in 34 days. They would have preferred staying out longer. Both passionate ski tourers and pioneers of various traverses in the range, Trevor & Forest spent years working towards this trip. Come hear what it took to pull off, why this route, and see some section highlights including first descents.
    While surprised, and sincerely a little disappointed, that they did not see more people along the route, they were pleased to tour alongside some animal tracks and gain a greater appreciation for high mountain living.
    Ticket proceeds go to the Cascades Wolverine Project with special guest David Moskowitz (wildlife tracker, photographer, and outdoor educator) sharing a short informational video at the event.

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    10 January 2018 03:30 AM     05:00 AM

    Presenter: Robin Kodner 
    Snow Algae: Small Organisms, Big Impact

    How is Climate Change affecting life within the snow? Dr. Robin Kodner of Western Washington University will be presenting research on snow algae communities across the cascades and how citizen scientists can get involved.

    About Robin:
    Assistant Professor, Biology Department, WWU 

    Robin Kodner has been an assistant professor of Biology at Western Washington University since 2012. She earned her PhD at Harvard University in the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs and School of Oceanography. Robin started her research career studying algal evolution over geologic time and moved to studying modern marine algal communities so that we could learn how they are responding to climate change. Her passion for being in the mountains has led Robin to expand her marine-based research into the mountains, applying the environmental genomic techniques to study snow algae communities. She is using the snow microbiome as a model to understand how communities evolve in response to climate change. In addition to her work, Robin has been an outdoor educator for over 15 years in the mountains and on sailboats. She uses both the ocean and mountain environments as platforms for teaching basic sciences. Kid Friendly

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