Festival Dates: Nov. 11–17, 2019
Mountains. Community. Inspiration. Challenge.
presented by Grivel. Hosted by the Mazamas.
Join us for 6 days of inspiration, learning, demos, and more as you immerse yourself in the world of all things alpine. There's ice climbing, rock climbing, mountain running, and much more. You'll get the opportunity to hear from and learn from some of our local Pacific Northwest athletes, as well as athletes making waves on the national and international scene.
Join us for an evening of community, prizes, and the amazing Lynn Hill! Don your finest non-outdoor gear, socialize with your friends, to talk to a variety of reps from companies producing outdoor gear and providing outdoor experiences, and enjoy tasty food. There will be raffle prizes, door prizes, and more!
Our travels through the mountains are rich with what we need to learn to keep safe on future adventures. Events, non-events and near misses can be harvested for the information that can bolster our decision-making skills.
The first half of the evening will be a lecture focusing on how to make the most of the NWAC avalanche forecast. The second half will be a casual question-and-answer session. Please bring any and all questions about NWAC forecasts; how to use the forecasts; and questions about avalanches themselves.
In the spirit of true exploration, Katie Mills, Nick Pappas, and Wojtek and Amy Pagacz flew into an unknown valley in the Nahanni National Park Reserve of the Northwest Territories of Canada with no photos no maps and no information other than a youtube video flyover correlated to Google Earth.
In December 2018, alpinists Ari Novak and Karsten Delap set out for India to explore one of the most remote valleys in the Indian Himalaya with local Indian climber Karn Kowshik.
You will learn everything you need to know about the fundamentals of ice and mixed climbing. You will have access to a variety of tool types and learn techniques to use them. This clinic is specifically intended for the queer community.
You will learn everything you need to know about the fundamentals of ice and mixed climbing. You will have access to a variety of tool types and learn techniques to use them. This clinic is for individuals who identify as women.
In this clinic we will go over all of the basics including putting on a harness, tying into a rope, climbing commands and proper belay technique. Finally, we will cover considerations needed for people with larger bodies as well address the common concerns, fears and misconceptions about who can be a rock climber.
You'll go outside with photographer Nikki Smith (www.pullphotography.com) to begin to learn how to see the world differently. What makes a great photo? What types of angles and vantage points lead to that coveted shot? From camera phones to DSLR's, she will teach the basics of composition, tips, and tricks to strengthen and improve your photos and how to make your friends look like heroes.
The International Expedition Planning Seminar consists of two short presentations by Ari Novak and Graham Williams followed by a critique of the attendee's expedition planning documents.
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