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Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge | Fundraising initiative to benefit Sierra Avalanche Center

TAHOE, Calif. - The 2012/2013 Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge, sponsored by Alpenglow Sports and Dynafit, continues its third year as Lake Tahoe's community-wide fundraising initiative to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC), a vital yet underfunded resource for the Tahoe backcountry community.

For the winter of 2012/2013, participants will register for free at www.tahoevertical.com to log human-powered, backcountry vertical travel. When the cumulative goal of 15 million vertical feet of human-powered uphill travel is reached, Alpenglow Sports will make a $3,000 donation to the SAC.

This is the opportunity for local backcountry enthusiasts to give back to SAC at zero cost. Every single foot of uphill travel matters - no number is too small. The event is designed to motivate, inspire, and bond the Tahoe backcountry community around a key resource for all methods of backcountry travel and recreation.

The event runs now through April 30, 2013. Data will be recorded at www.tahoevertical.com. As extra incentive, podium prizes will be awarded for the top three men and women. Throughout the challenge any skier or rider who registers data is also eligible for a free bi-monthly raffle! Title sponsors include Dynafit and Black Diamond, with additional help from Scarpa, G3, Marmot, Suunto, Clif Bar and Smith Optics.

About Alpenglow Sports

Established in 1979, Alpenglow Sports is Tahoe City's original mountain shop. Specializing in backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, backpacking, hiking, camping, and mountain lifestyle apparel, Alpenglow is always psyched to offer premier user-based customer service.

Call 530-583-6917 or visit www.alpenglowsports.com.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 15, 2012 04:20PM Published Nov 15, 2012 04:10PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.