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  1. Join us on Thursday, November 9th at 8PM at The North Face Portland store for a FREE presentation by Jacob Raab. Jacob will be telling stories and showing images of his last 9 months traveling and climbing in the western U.S. As a friend and former employee of The North Face Portland store, Jacob left in February, 2017 and has been traveling the western U.S. rock climbing in places like City of Rocks, ID, Yosemite, CA, Joshua Tree, CA, and Moab, UT. He'll also talk about his trip to South America where he climbed a couple of 5000 and 6000 meter peaks in Peru. Never Ever Stop! Enjoy a beer from 10 Barrel Brewing and some light refreshments. The North Face 1202 NW Davis St. Portland, OR (503) 727-0200 For more info, please visit: www.facebook.com/thenorthfaceportland/
  2. Join us at The North Face Portland store on Tuesday, December 2nd, 8PM for an evening of images, video and stories from Italian climber, Simone Moro. Simone is known for being the first climber to reach the summit of three 8000 meter peaks in winter. He is also a helicopter pilot and is well known for his daring high elevation helicopter rescues in the Himalaya. He will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, The Call of the Ice: Climbing 8000 Meter Peaks in Winter. Be inspired by one of the world's most successful high altitude climbers. Event is FREE. -- Reinhold Messner THE NORTH FACE 1202 NW Davis St. Portland, OR 97209 (503) 727-0200
  3. The North Face, 1202 NW Davis Street, Portland OR (503) 727-0200 Tuesday, May 18th, 8PM Event is FREE Join us for a special slide show presentation with senior climbing and walking safari guide, Kambona Mollel, who will be speaking about walking safaris in the Serengeti and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro-the "Roof of Africa"-something he has done over 100 times. A native Maasai, Kambona was raised on the Tanzanian savannah where he gained a deep knowledge of the natural world and has since worked as a master safari guide. He is trilingual, speaking fluent Maa, Kiswahili and English. From Kenya and Tanzania to Uganda and Rwanda, Wildland Adventures' Africa specialists guide wildlife safaris in East Africa viewing diverse habitats and native cultures in National Parks, including gorilla trekking and hiking with Maasai warriors. A range of accommodations from different styles of camps to distinctive safari lodges and boutique beach hotels will be presented at this exciting and informative presentation. In February 2009 National Geographic Adventure Magazine rated Wildland Adventures the #1 "Best-Do-It-All Adventure Travel Company on Earth."
  4. Join Gabe Chladek of Three Sisters Backcountry as he discusses new Yurt Huts and Wilderness Skiing in the Central Oregon Cascades Thursday, November 19th, 8PM (light refreshments served) THE NORTH FACE, 1202 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR (503) 727-0200 Gabe Chladek shares the history of backcountry skiing in Central Oregon and how Three Sisters Backcountry created a unique wilderness hut skiing opportunity. At Three Creek Lake located just outside the Three Sisters Wilderness, two beautifully hand-crafted 20’ yurts await backcountry skiers. From the huts, ski the surrounding meadows and bowls, or follow the wilderness westward over spectacular ridges, lakes and buttes leading to the 9-10,000’ peaks of Broken Top, South, Middle, and North Sister. The terrain offers limitless tours and ski lines for all ability levels. Gabe will discuss current and future offerings of Three Sisters Backcountry, including yurt stays, guided ski tours, and avalanche safety and training through the Oregon Avalanche Institute. Gabe is an experienced Forest Service Snow Ranger and Ski Patroller, as well as AIARE (Level I & II) avalanche course leader. He carries a wilderness EMT, and brings a strong history and intimate knowledge of the Central Oregon Cascades.
  5. An Evening in Africa with Wes Krause

    Join Mountain Madness co-founder Wes Krause on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and in the Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater Thursday, October 15th, 8PM The North Face - 1202 NW Davis Street, Portland OR (503) 727-0200 [img:center]http://itsinafricayouknow.com/kilimanjaro.jpg[/img] Wes began his love of the outdoors in the rock & ice climbing community of the Western United States in the 70’s. He then graduated on to high altitude climbing in Alaska and the Himalayas. He was co-leader with Scott Fischer for the 1987 American Everest North Face Expedition. Wes eventually moved to East Africa where he worked for several years as the Director of the NOLS in Kenya. During this time he and Scott Fischer made the second successful climb of the Breach Icicle on Kilimanjaro. Along with Scott, he pioneered the Shira Plateau route up Kilimanjaro, the route led by Mountain Madness, and has also developed new walking safaris. Join Wes as he reminisces about past adventures and exciting new ones waiting for you!
  6. A presentation by Doug Ironside, Mountaineering Guide with Portland Parks and Recreation Thursday, June 11th, 8:00PM The North Face – 1202 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR - (503) 727-0200 Join Doug as he shares slides and stories of mountaineering in the Cascades of Oregon and Washington. He’ll detail climbing routes on Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. Baker, while keeping the focus on climbing successfully and safely. Learn about appropriate climbing gear and how guided climbs offered through Portland Parks and Recreation can help you “Make the Summit!” Event is FREE – Light refreshments served
  7. Climbing Mt. Hood and Outdoor Survival

    On Thursday May 28th The North Face store in NW Portland is hosting a slideshow by the NW School of Survival. Bob Brownback will be discussing climbing Mt. Hood and survival in the backcountry as well as courses they offer. Event starts at 8pm and is free with light refreshments. The North Face, Portland 503-727-0200 1202 NW Davis St.
  8. Featuring Maasai Mountain Guide, Kambona Mollel of Wildland Adventures Thursday, May 14th, 8PM – FREE (Light Refreshments served) The North Face, 1202 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR (503) 727-0200 Join us for a special presentation by senior climbing and walking safari guide, Kambona Ole Tirra Mollel, speaking about walking safaris in the Serengeti and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro-the "Roof of Africa"-something he has done over 100 times. A native Maasai, Kambona was raised on the Tanzanian savannah where he gained a deep knowledge of the natural world and has since worked as a master safari guide. He is trilingual and speaks fluent Maa, Kiswahili and English. Before suffering a knee injury, Kambona was a world-class marathon runner preparing for the Olympics. From Kenya and Tanzania to Uganda and Rwanda, a Wildland Adventures Africa specialist will also take us on safari through diverse wildlife habitats and native cultures, including gorilla trekking and hiking with Maasai warriors. A range of accommodations to fit a range of styles and budgets will be presented from different types of safari camps to distinctive safari lodges. Wildland Adventures is ranked the #1 "Best Do-It-All Adventure Travel Company on Earth“ by National Geographic Adventure Magazine - February 2009 [img:left]http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mt._Kilimanjaro_12.2006.JPG[/img]
  9. THE HIMALAYAN KINGDOMS OF BHUTAN, NEPAL & TIBET A slide show/lecture by Mountain Travel Sobek Guide, Cathy Ann Taylor When: Wednesday, February 27th, 8:00PM Where: The North Face, 1202 NW Davis St., Portland (503)727-0200 Admission is FREE There is something special about the Himalaya that speaks of adventure, of mystical religions, exotic peoples, and the power of the mountains. This Wednesday, expert guide Cathy Ann Taylor will take you on a visual journey through the picturesque kingdoms of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet - amazing countries with temples, monasteries, commanding mountain views, and cultures that have barely changed over the centuries. Each country offers its own attractions but all of them are a trekker's dream. The experience of hiking through primeval forested valleys and enchanting desolate plateaus and passing ancient villages and temples can be life-changing or merely amazing, and you will want to go back for more. Mountain Travel Sobek has pioneered trekking in the Himalaya since the late 1960's and were the first to operate trips in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan when they opened their doors to tourism in the following years.
  10. Join us for an inspirational evening of images and stories from extreme adventurer, Erden Eruc. Erden is in the midst of an extraordinary human-powered circumnavigation of the globe that he calls the Six Summits Project. In addition to rowing, cycling, and hiking, Erden's goal is to climb the highest mountain summit on each of the six continents he crosses in honor of his friend and mentor, the late Goran Kropp, who died tragically while rock climbing with Erden in 2002. After first conceiving his human-powered journey in 1997, his tribute began on February 1st, 2003 as he departed his home in Seattle, Washington for Alaska by bicycle. After reaching Denali National Park, he walked overland to the base of Denali, eventually summiting the highest point in North America on May 29th. Erden then cycled home, arriving on August 24th, a round trip of 5,546 miles, all under human power! In 2004 he cycled 3,980 miles across the US from Seattle to Miami. In 2006 Erden completed an epic 96 day solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean in a 23' ocean-rowing vessel, again, all under human power! Join us as Erden shares his adventures, including some details of the next leg of his Six Summits Project, a solo rowboat crossing of the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Australia, departing June 1st. Erden's ocean-rowing boat will be on hand at the slide show for you to see and ponder! Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:30PM - FREE Light Refreshments Served The North Face - 1023 1st Ave, Seattle Wa (206) 622-4111 and Thursday, May 24th, 8:00PM - FREE Light Refreshments Served The North Face - 1202 NW Davis St., Portland, OR (503) 727-0200
  11. MOUNTAIN RESCUE: Life and Death in the Cascade Mountains A slide presentation by Steve Rollins, former President and Rescue Leader with Portland Mountain Rescue Wednesday, March 14th, 8:00PM, FREE The North Face, 1202 NW Davis St., Portland (503) 727-0200(Corner of 12th and NW Davis St.) Join us for an exciting and informative slide presentation by Steve Rollins as he discusses mountain rescue, common mistakes people make, and how to avoid them. Steve will share stories from a number of infamous Cascade rescue missions, including the May 2002 accident on Mt. Hood where nine climbers slid into the bergschrund crevasse, and the subsequent crash of a rescue helicopter that appeared on television and in print media around the world. He will also discuss more recent rescue operations on Mt. Hood, such as the December 2006 effort to locate three overdue climbers from Texas. Steve Rollins has been doing mountain rescue for 10 years and has participated in countless rescue missions, many as Rescue Leader. As an active Rescue Leader and past President of Portland Mountain Rescue, Steve remains a frequent media point-person as rescues unfold on Mt. Hood. Steves most exciting rescue memory was being dropped by helicopter at night onto the Sandy Headwall to rescue a stranded and ill climber. Steve has climbed extensively in the Cascades, as well as occasional climbing trips abroad, including the Italian Dolomites, Canadian Rockies, and the Himalayas. Portland Mountain Rescue exists to save lives! It is a non-profit, volunteer organization of skilled climbers and support resources dedicated to search and rescue operations in high altitude areas or high angle situations below timberline. They educate mountaineers, climbers, hikers and backcountry enthusiasts in safe activities so they are able to avoid the dangers that result in the need for rescue.
  12. For the Love of Water

    For the Love of Water The Yunnan Great Rivers Project in China A Slide presentation by Willie Kern of Mountain Travel Sobek Monday, January 22nd, 8PM - FREE The North Face, Portland, (503) 727-0200 1202 NW Davis St. (Corner 12th & NW Davis St. - Pearl District) The North Face and Mountain Travel Sobek are pleased to invite you to a very special slide presentation by world-class kayaker and river guide Willie Kern. Willie will speak about river trips on the Great Bend of the Yangtze, the Grand Canyon of China, as well as the Upper Mekong river, which Moutain Travel Sobek Expeditions is offering in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and their Yunnan Great Rivers Project, a conservation and development plan for northwest Yunnan. The province of Yunnan, in southwestern China, has some of the best whitewater rafting in the world, and offers fascinating cultural encounters with the Naxi people, descendents of Tibetan traders, and other hill tribe minorities. Some of the highest and most sacred mountains in the world, like Namche Barwa and Kawa Karpo, rise high above these rivers. Willie Kern, world-class kayaker, is recognized internationally as the voice of communication and safety on the river. Willie has pioneered many notable descents throughout North and Central America, Europe, and the Himalaya, including first descents down Tibets Yarlung Tsangpo and the Moon Gorge of the Upper Mekong. He loves China and is a passionate advocate for the preservation of its wild rivers and mountain areas. Please RSVP to Lisa Harding at lisa@mtsobek.com or call (800) 282-8747, ext. 6048
  13. South Asia Earthquake Relief An estimated 3 million people & 28,000 expectant mothers were left homeless by the earthquake. Without relief, the U.N. has estimated that 500,000 could die from cold and starvation this winter. You can help The North Face, Kashmir Earthquake Relief, and Global Giving bring critical supplies to this region. Donations can be made at The North Face store in either Portland, OR (1202 NW Davis St. - 503.727.0200) or Seattle, WA (1023 1st Ave - 206.622.4111). Donations must be limited to cold weather apparel and gear only, and must be in clean functional condition. For other donation locations and details, visit www.thenorthface.com South Asia Earthquake Relief Donate Gear and Help Those in Need! November 18th thru 23rd[/b]
  14. Bhutan, The Last Shangri La

    Join us for an evening of slides with Cathy Ann Taylor, High-Altitude Trekking guide with Mountain Travel Sobek Wednesday, March 30, 7:00PM Refreshments will be served at 6:45PM Please RSVP with Rita Szollos at ritas@mtsobek.com or (510) 594-6037 or (800) 282-8747, ext. #6037 There is something special about the Himalyas that speaks of adventure, of mystical religions, exotic peoples, and the power of the mountains. With nearly 100 trips in the Himalayas over 14 years, expert guide, Cathy Ann Taylor, will take you on a visual journey through the picturesque Kingdom of Bhutan, an amazing country of serene forested valleys, magnificent castle-like monasteries, commanding mountain views, and culture that is unchanged over the centuries. Travel to Bhutan is an opportunity not to be missed for those seeking a rare glimpse of a different world quite unlike our own. Mountain Travel Sobek has pioneered trekking in the Himalayas since the late 1960’s and were the first to operate trips in Bhutan. Join us as we step back in time on this enriching look at trekking the hidden mountain Kingdom of Bhutan. The North Face - Seattle, 1023 1st Ave (1st and Spring St.)
  15. Join us for an evening of slides and video with Himalayan Veteran, Mountain Guide, and China and Tibet Expert, Jon Otto Tuesday, March 15, 7:00PM, FREE (Light Refreshments Served) In early winter of 2004, American alpinists Jon Otto and Tim Boelter joined a team of top-notched Chinese climbers for an assault of 20,500’ Siguniang via the Southeast ridge. It was to be the first successful Chinese ascent of this beautiful mountain. Located on the eastern Tibetan Plateau, Siguniang (The Four Sisters) is situated in one of the most remote, unexplored mountain areas on earth. With century-old Tibetan villages dotting the valley floor below, Siguniang shoots up sharply and dramatically, leaving no easy way to the summit. The intricate and technical routes on Siguniang have long proved to be a daunting challenge to the Chinese climbing community. Battling inclement weather and constant avalanche danger, the team spent 20 days climbing the 1800 meters of mixed rock, snow and ice. Jon and Chinese climber Ma Yihua led the summit push, which involves a steep traverse over a heavily corniced ridge with incredible exposure. Their successful ascent of Siguniang sets a milestone in the development of technical climbing in China. Jon will also talk about how the traditional Tibetan way of life is adjusting to the recent influx of tourism and climbers. THE NORTH FACE 1023 1st Ave, Seattle (corner 1st & Spring) (206) 622-4111