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  1. [img:right]http://www.mountaineers.org/temp/images/FreedomFirstedition_3.gif[/img] Celebrate 50 Years of "Freedom" Friday, October 15 7 - 10pm Mountaineers Program Center 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle Help us celebrate 50 years of Mountaineers Books and Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, and the release of Freedom 8! Meet and mingle with Mountaineers Books authors and local climbing VIPs! Bluegrass from the Tallboys, wine and beer! Come shake a rug and raise an ice axe for our 50th!
  2. 3/19: Mountains Don't Care, But We Do

    Mountains Don't Care, But We Do Friday, March 19 - 7 p.m. Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE Free event; donations gratefully accepted at the door Released to coincide with the 50 year anniversary of the Mountain Rescue Association, "Mountains Don't Care, But We Do" is a well crafted early history of mountain rescue in the Pacific Northwest. Author Dee Molenaar, himself a key player in the formation of the MRA, paints an in-depth look at the personalities and dynamics that shaped mountain rescue. This event is a fundraiser for Seattle Mountain Rescue, and features a viewing of the documentary based on Dee Molenaar's book. This film brings alive many of the people from the book, and gives an overview of mountain rescue organizations today. It also addresses the big question: what motivates mountain rescuers and why do they face danger to help others in trouble? This is a free event and is open to the general public. Donations to Seattle Mountain Rescue will be accepted at the door. UPDATE: Dee Molenaar, the author of "Mountains Don't Care..." and a mountaineering legend, will be in attendance at this event. He will be available to sign books and talk about the early years of mountain rescue in the Pacific Northwest.
  3. Radical Reels The best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival's heart-pounding, pulse-rattling, breath-taking short films returns to Seattle and Olympia! If you want to have your thrill button pushed, make it to one of these showings. Tickets for Radical Reels always go fast, so don't wait too long to get yours. Seattle Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm Mountaineers Program Center - 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle Tickets: $10 Mountaineers members, $15 general. Available at The Mountaineers or by calling 206-521-6001. Dante's Inferno Dogs will be on-site for Radical Reels! Dante's features dogs and sausages from Boar's Head, CasCioppo Brothers and Field Roast (vegetarian). So if you plan on coming straight from work, we've got you covered. And as always, we'll have beer, wine and soda to quench your thirst. Olympia Friday, March 12 at 7:30 pm Capitol Theater, 206 E. 5th Ave., Downtown Olympia Tickets: $12 general, $2 off for Mountaineers members. Available through the Alpine Experience and Olympic Outfitters, or at the door.
  4. Donate your surplus and gently-used sleeping bags, fleece, gloves and other outdoor gear to the homeless this winter through The Mountaineers. We're gathering as much gear as we can, and we need your help! We collect the used items, and then work with Acts of Kindess to distribute them. The weather's not going to get any warmer for a while now - please consider donating to help out those less fortunate. Donations may be dropped off at The Mountaineers Building during business hours. To make other arrangements, please contact Member Services at 206-521-6001. We are accepting donations through February 25, 2010. Thanks!
  5. Secrets of Shangri-la with Peter Athans Friday, November 13 7 pm @ The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE $10 members/$15 general. Tickets available at (206) 521-6001. [img:right]http://www.mountaineers.org/temp/images/Pete_AthensMustang_web.jpg[/img] Renowned mountaineer, guide and explorer Peter Athans has earned the nickname "Mr. Everest" by reaching the summit of Everest seven times. He is also a high altitude film-maker/cinematographer, earning film credits for NOVA and National Geographic Explorer, as well as for the feature film, "Seven Years in Tibet". He has also been honored by the American Alpine Club for his rescue of Beck Weathers during the 1996 Everest expedition featured in the book Into Thin Air. Peter visits The Mountaineers to share still images and video from his trips to Everest, along with anecdotes from his travels. He is also giving us a sneak peek at his new documentary, Secrets of Shangri-La, which debuts on November 18. Secrets of Shangri-La covers his most recent explorations into Nepal's remote Kingdom of Mustang, where he and his team discovered and documented ancient Buddhist texts and images. Tickets for this show are $10 members/$15 general, and are available through The Mountaineers Bookstore or by calling 206-521-6001. Don't miss this amazing show!
  6. 6/11: Adventure Film Festival - Seattle

    Adventure Film Festival Thursday, June 11, 2009 The Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle Doors at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7 pm. Tickets: $10 General/$8 Members adventurefilm.org Climb. Ride. Slide. Fly. Fight for the environment. Inspire. Go higher than you've ever dared to go... Adventure Film is a film festival based in Boulder, Colorado. Now in its fifth year, Adventure Film was created by a coalition of adventurers, artists, filmmakers and activists to explore the power of storytelling, especially through the narrative of adventure. The organization aims to mobilize people through an awareness of the world. Hence the tagline, "Make Your Own Legends." Every year the international Adventure Film selection committee chooses over thirty new films from approximately two hundred entries from around the world. Awards Winners in nearly a dozen categories are selected, ranging from "Extreme Sport" to "Activism through Adventure." Adventure Film covers risks, mighty and absurd, the unknown and those experiences that bring viewers to the edge of their seats. The Mountaineers is pleased to host the first Seattle appearance of Adventure Film on Thursday, June 11, 2009. The doors open at 6:30 pm, the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the Mountaineers Bookstore, or by calling 206-521-6001.
  7. 5/14: Bree Loewen - Pickets and Dead Men

    [img:right]http://www.mountaineers.org/temp/images/51018pickets.jpg[/img] Bree Loewen: Pickets and Dead Men Thursday, May 14 7 pm - Free! Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle Being a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier proved to be a life-altering experience for Bree Loewen. As one of only a handful of women on staff, Bree fought to prove herself among men in the field, while confronting the often unrealistic expectations of the public on a mountain that shows little mercy. With honesty, self-deprecation, and wry humor, she reflects on her experiences on Rainier: assisting injured climbers, rescuing lost children, battling inscrutable bureaucracy, lugging heavy equipment, and trying to make sense of it all. Whether it's her account of a solo climb in dicey conditions or trying to protect her good jacket while cleaning the outhouses at Camp Muir, Loewen's tale is engaging and compelling. This free talk is open to the general public and all are welcome. Copies of "Pickets and Dead Men" will be available for purchase before the talk. You can also buy the book online through Mountaineers Books, or at your local bookstore.
  8. Radical Reels at The Mountaineers

    Radical Reels Presented by the Banff Mountain Film Festival Presenting the pulse-pounding, heart-stopping, adrenaline-pumping Radical Reels Film Tour. The folks from Banff comb through all of the year's entries from the larger film festival and pick out the highest energy films. Then they send them on tour throughout North America. Come get your thrill button pushed with The Mountaineers! Seattle Thursday, March 12, 2009 Doors at 6:20, show at 7 p.m. The Mountaineers Building - 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle Tickets: $10 general, $8 Mountaineers. Tickets are available through The Mountaineers office, or by calling 206-521-6001. Olympia Friday, March 13, 2009 Show at 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Theater - 206 E. 5th Ave, Downtown Olympia Tickets: $12 general. Available through The Alpine Experience, Olympic Outfitters, or at the door.
  9. Safe Travel at High Altitude Tuesday, February 10 Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 7 pm. Free show - all are welcome Got plans to climb at high altitude? Not sure how you or your partners will tolerate high elevation? Then come hear this talk from local physician Andy Luks and learn all about important issues that can affect any trip to altitudes above 8,000 feet. Dr. Luks has conducted four field research studies, two in the Alps and one in Nepal. In 2003 he was physician in residence at the Himalayan Rescue Association station in the Khumbu region of Nepal, on the approach to Mt. Everest. This past summer, Dr. Luks was head of a medical mission in Ladakh, India. Altitude illness is serious business, and the best defense is knowledge. Come get it from an expert, and along the way see some great photos of amazing places.
  10. Dec. 3-9: Banff Mountain Film Festival

    Banff Mountain Film Festival! Each year in October, the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada, hosts an international film festival that draws hundreds of visitors from around the world. Over the course of four days, attendees see an amazingly huge selection of mountain-related films. At the end of the festival, they pack up the best films and send them on tour. Each year in December, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour makes its way to Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, where The Mountaineers have been hosting showings for over a decade. The Seattle show, in fact, is one of the largest in North America! So if you live in Seattle, Tacoma or Olympia, mark your calendars and cancel any other engagements, because this is one set of films you do not want to miss. Seattle December 3, 4, 5 Same films each night, starting at 7 pm 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle - The NEW Mountaineers Building! Tickets: $10 for Mountaineers, $15 for the general public. Advanced tickets are available by calling 206-284-6310 or stopping by the Mountaineers Bookstore. We often sell out very early, so get your tickets soon. We can not guarantee that tickets will be available on the night of the shows. Olympia December 6,7 Different films each night. Show at 7 pm on Saturday, 6 pm on Sunday Capital Theater, 206 East 5th Ave., Olympia Tickets: $12 Saturday. $10 Sunday, with $2 discount for students (w/ID) and Mountaineers members. $2 discount applies if you are purchasing tickets for both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available through The Alpine Experience at 360-956-1699, or Olympic Outfitters at 360-943-1114. Tacoma December 9 Show starts at 7 pm Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound campus Tickets: $8.50 for Mountaineers, UPS staff and students (w/ID). $11 for the general public. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or by calling 253-879-3419.
  11. Glen Denny Slideshow - Seattle Nov 14

    Crud. I originally posted to tell everyone that the show was at our old building, and I've just been given the word we're able to have Glen Denny come to our NEW building. Check out the link in tomtom's post above for all the gritty (and now current) details. Sorry for the confusion, y'all. Come on out anyways and see a great show in an awesome new building!
  12. [img:center]http://www.mountaineers.org/temp/images/denny.jpg[/img] Glen Denny: Yosemite in the Sixties November 14, 2008 at 7 p.m. $8 members/$10 non-members The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle - The NEW Mountaineers Building! Glen Denny scaled the big walls of Yosemite Valley with the climbing icons of the 1960s: Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Tom Frost, Yvon Chouinard, and Chuck Pratt. The sixties were a golden age in Yosemite Valley, an era of first ascents and all-night parties in Camp 4. Camera in hand, Glen Denny captured both the gritty reality and the sunny optimism of those years on film. Our presentation will be only the second time Glen's shared these amazing images. You may not get a chance to see these portraits of a long-gone time, so make sure to lock the date on your calendars. Tickets are available through The Mountaineers at 206-284-6310. Please note: this was originally advertised as being at our old facility. We are now going to host this at our NEW facility in Magnuson Park!
  13. 5/1: Jennifer Lowe-Anker - Forget Me Not

    Jennifer Lowe-Anker: Forget Me Not Thursday, May 1, 2008 7 p.m. - FREE! The Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave W, Seattle In 1999 Jennifer Lowe's husband Alex Lowe died tragically in an avalanche on the Himalayan mountain Shishapangma, leaving her alone to raise three sons. Alex was widely considered one of the greatest modern climbers and the world mourned his loss - Tom Brokaw did a one-hour special for Dateline, and Sting narrated and composed music for a tribute film. In Forget Me Not, Jennifer Lowe-Anker lets us look inside the life of a family where her husband and the father to her children pursues a high-risk passion - and pays for it with his life. We see how her family finds healing in the arms of the man who had been her husband's best friend, his adventuring partner, and a survivor of the accident that took his life. Through letters and expedition notes from Alex, Forget Me Not spans continents and tells the story of three people whose lives intertwine to a degree they could never have imagined. Jenni's account takes readers inside a woman's heart and mind as she navigates her shattered life and survives, ultimately finding transformative love through her great loss. From the valleys of Montana to the peaks of the Himalayas, this never before told story exposes the controversial yet ultimately redemptive power of love. Jennifer Lowe will present a personal account of tragedy, loss and rebuilding. This is a free event sponsored by The Mountaineers and Mounaineers Books. Copies of the Forget Me Not will be available the night of the presentation. Conrad Anker will also be in attendance this evening. www.mountaineers.org and www.mountaineersbooks.org
  14. Kit DesLauriers 7 Continents, 7 Summits, 2 Skis and 1 Buddhist Lama Wednesday, September 12, 2007 7 p.m. at The Mountaineers Building At 10:54 a.m. on October 18, two-time World Champion Freeskier Kit DesLauriers reached the summit of Mount Everest. Moments later, she stepped into her skis and pushed off, becoming the first person to ski from the Seven Summits, the highest point on each of the seven continents. Kit’s account of her global quest is a tale of seven pinnacles and many ups and downs in between. “Dare to fail,” beckons Kit, “and don’t let your dreams be dreams.” The Mountaineers are proud to co-sponsor this event with The North Face. Tickets are on sale now through The North Face at their website. General Admission tickets are $12, and a $25 VIP Admission ticket gets you into the Outside Magazine VIP reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. Discount coupons for 50% off General Admission are available at the two Seattle North Face stores and at The Mountaineers Bookstore.
  15. Aug. 14: Meet Jim Whittaker in Seattle!

    Meet Jim Whittaker on Tuesday at Pike Place Starbucks Special guest baristas join Starbucks team all week in support of Pike Place Market Foundation To pay tribute to its roots and support the Pike Place Market’s Centennial Celebration week, Starbucks Coffee Company will host iconic Seattleite guest baristas at its Pike Place Market store, including Jim Whittaker, Sue Bird, Governor Gary Locke, John Curley and Patricia Barker. The guests are joining the Starbucks team to support the Market Foundation and its efforts to serve low income populations, the Market and downtown Seattle communities. Starbucks shares a longstanding history with the market, as it is the home to the Company’s first store, which opened in 1971 as Starbucks Coffee, Tea and Spices. Schedule: - Governor Gary Locke, Aug. 13, 12-1 pm - Jim Whittaker, Aug. 14, 12-2 pm - John Curley, Aug. 15, 11 am – 12 pm - Sue Bird, Aug. 16, 3-4 pm - Patricia Barker, Aug. 17, 12-2 pm Where: Pike Place Starbucks 1912 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101 Throughout Centennial Celebration week (August 10-17), $4 will be donated to the Foundation from the purchase of each bag of Pike Place Blend whole bean coffee (available in an 8.8 oz bag for $8.95). Funds will benefit continued outreach through the Market’s clinic, senior center, foodbank, childcare and preschool, and other existing programs.