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    • 09 March 2018 03:00 AM Until 05:30 AM
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      Vertical World presents DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY with the American Alpine Club

      Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag"–one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.

      This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.

      Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and stayed unencumbered so his only obligation would remain conquering the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth. An environmentalist before there was such a term, Beckey’s legacy includes 13 essential books that act as blueprints for new generations. He defiantly continued climbing until passing away in October 2017 at age 94.

      Tickets are limited and are $10 online and $12 at the door.

      Beer from Georgetown Brewing will be provided.
    • 14 March 2018 02:30 AM Until 04:00 AM
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      Presentation Description: In this edition of the Bellingham Mountaineers Winter Speaker Series, climber Steph Abegg and geologist Doug McKeever will join forces to discuss the variety of rock types that are most commonly encountered in climbs in Washington. Steph will provide photos illustrating the various rock types and the quality of climbing they afford, while Doug will detail about the various compositions, origins, and locations of the different rock types.
    • 16 March 2018 07:00 AM Until 18 March 2018 07:00 AM
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      The 2018 Mt Baker Splitfest will be held on March 16th, 17th and 18th at Chair 9 in Glacier, WA

      Our goals are to meet other people to tour with, try out new gear and raise money to support the Northwest Avalanche Center.

      Warning: Splitboarding is an inherently dangerous and hazardous sport and can result in serious injury or death. Attendees take full responsibility for learning proper backcountry travel and avalanche safety. Stay safe out there. Ride with a buddy, take a beacon, shovel and probe AND know how to use them.

      https://www.facebook.com/MtBakerSplitfest/
    • 16 March 2018 01:00 PM Until 20 March 2018 03:00 AM
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      Registration options
       
       
      WEEKEND PARTICIPANT - $199     
      You get to choose a morning or afternoon clinic on both Saturday and Sunday. During these on-the-rock workshops, you’ll learn from world class athletes and the nation’s top climbing guides. In addition to your clinics, you also get to choose from a fun list of other activities to fill out your day such as slacklining, mountain biking, trail running, knot tying, first aid and GPS.

      Also includes
      • Friday Opening Ceremony
      • Friday and Saturday Happy Hours with beverages by Lagunitas
      • Saturday dinner buffet
      • Sunday pancake breakfast
      • Event t-shirt and killer swag
      UCLIMB LEARN TO CLIMB WITH GEAR - $399 
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      You’ll enjoy a full day of personalized instruction on the basics of rock climbing in a small group setting led by an American Alpine Institute guide on Friday. We will teach you belaying, knots, proper communication between belayer and climber, movement on rock, and climbing etiquette.

      Thousands of families, kids and adults have joined us and have embraced the joy of climbing and carried away a lifetime of memories and skills.

      “I brought my family to the Rendezvous because we always wanted to try rock climbing but just didn’t know how to make it all happen. The Rendezvous gave us a turnkey opportunity to join the world of climbing at an affordable price. Those three days in the desert surrounded by ‘dirtbag’ climbers changed our family vacations forever,”
      JTR, Red Rock Rendezvous 2010 - 2012

      We’ll also set you up with a gear package that’s yours to keep. This package has a $300 retail value and includes
      • Petzl Elios/Elia helmet
      • Black Diamond Momentum/Primrose harness
      • Omega Pacific Jake Keylock Quicklock Carabiner
      • Trango Jaws belay device
      • Metolius chalk bag
      • LaSportiva Tarantulace shoe

      Your adventure continues through the weekend with on-the-rock clinics both Saturday and Sunday. You get to choose a morning or afternoon clinic. During these on-the-rock clinics, you’ll learn from world class athletes and the nation’s top climbing guides. In addition to your clinics, you also get to choose from a fun list of other activities to fill out your day. When the sun goes down the party kicks up. Spend your evening swapping stories with athletes and guides as we all relax with music and drink.

      Also includes
      • Friday Opening Ceremony
      • Friday and Saturday Happy Hours with beverages by Lagunitas

      • Saturday dinner buffet
      • Sunday pancake breakfast
      • Event t-shirt and killer swag

      UCLIMB WITHOUT GEAR $299 
      If you already own the gear, you can sign up for UClimb Learn to Climb. This option includes all of the above, minus the gear.
      GYM TO CRAG $299  
      Break free from the plastic holds and bro-brah vibe of your local climbing gym. This full-day Friday clinic will introduce you to the sun and fresh air of outdoor climbing. We’ll take what you’ve already learned inside – the voice commands, knots and belay techniques - and help you translate it to a new context. In this accelerated course, you’ll learn how to build top rope anchors, how to read rock, and how to move on rock.
      Also includes Weekend Participant package. See above for details.
      INTENSIVE FRIDAY CLINIC  $299
      Athletes and guides will lead small groups of climbers to the rock for an intensive full day learning experience in  
      Warriors Way Advanced Gear Placement Chicks Trad Clinic (Ladies Only)  Chicks Sport Climbing (Ladies Only) Learn to Trad Lead Self-Rock Rescue Wilderness First Aid Big Wall  Photo Clinic -advanced  Also includes Weekend Participant package. See above for details.
      MONDAY INTENSIVE CLINIC. $149
      To participate in a Monday clinic you must be registered for the weekend as well.
      Athletes and guides will lead small groups of climbers to the rock for an intensive full day learning experience in one of these great clinics.
      Sunday night camping is included if you are in a Monday clinic.
      Warriors Way Advanced Gear Placement Chicks Trad- Advanced (Ladies only) Chicks Sport-Advanced (Ladies only) Learn to Trad Lead Self-Rock Rescue Big Wall FESTIVAL ATTENDEE -$69 
      Join your family and friends off the rock. You get the opportunity to participate in the festival activities including Mt. Biking, Slacklining, First Aid, GPS, Trail Running and the service project. We welcome you to Red Rock Canyon with the opening ceremony on Friday night. You’ll enjoy food that’s cooked on site at the Saturday night buffet and you can savor craft beer from Lagunitas
       on both Friday and Saturday night. Dance the night away at Saturday night’s party. Sunday enjoy our world-famous blueberry pancakes. When it’s all over, we’ll send you home with a t-shirt and a pint glass to commemorate your fun-filled weekend.
       
      MULTI-PITCH CLINIC FOR SATURDAY OR SUNDAY $199 (in addition to the listed registration fees)  
      • If you're interested in a multi-pitch climb, add this clinic to your schedule for an additional $199
      • These multi-pitch climbs are a two-to-one ratio with American Alpine Institute guides
      • You will experience Red Rock climbing at its best
      • Some experience required, please call for more details: 509.340.1151
      • Participants are limited to one multi-pitch clinic for the weekend
       
       
      http://www.cvent.com/events/red-rock-rendezvous-2018/event-summary-f1be02a6adbb4e4a9fa76d8cf48e51c3.aspx
    • 20 April 2018 07:00 AM Until 22 April 2018 07:00 AM
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      Join us for Oregon Splitfest 2018 at the Tilly Jane Cabins on Mt. Hood April 20-22. Make new tour buddies, talk gear, avalanche safety or demo some Spark R&D bindings out. If you are interested in getting a pair of demo binding send a message on Facebook or email me. There will be an after party at Copper Spur Resort Sunday from 3-5pm with a raffle and proceeds going to the Tilly Jane Restoration Project. Pay your registration through Eventbee. Registration includes a shirt and goodie bag.
      https://www.eventbee.com/v/oregonsplitfest/event?eid=112669951#/tickets

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    17 February 2018     

    Hosted by Northwest Avalanche Center
    Vertfest is back bigger than ever before. In addition to beloved traditions including the randonee race and clinics we're expanding to include more backcountry users! New this year we'll be running a beacon rally, snowshoe walks, snowmobile rides, ice climbing clinics, and much more! Join us for the largest backcountry festival in the PNW. 

    Tickets for the race are now for sale - clinics will be open in early January! 

    Verfest in organized by the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) in collaboration with Outdoor Research, The Summit at Snoqualmie, and Pro Guiding Service.
    Get tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vertfest-2018-tickets-41611655582

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