SQUAW VALLEY - Alpenglow's Winter Film Series opens Wednesday, Nov. 14, with a fast paced and humorous assortment of stories and images by Dave Nettle that highlight six recent rock-climbing trips. The show will take you on a visual road trip with destinations from the remote Adamant Range in British Columbia to the Sandstone walls of Zion, from ultra classic free lines to hidden gems. The show will even include newly established first ascent routes on Sierra granite.
Living life to the fullest and having fun with great friends is the theme of each adventure. Nettle's antics and adventure will surely stir up your own imagination and rambling spirit for mountain experiences.
"Dave is a living legend," said Brendan Madigan of Alpenglow Sports. "He probably has achieved more athletic accomplishments than most pro athletes but has maintained his humble, low-profile status so he can go on trips at his discretion and do them on his terms. His passion for the sport is what drives and motivates him, a passion that we can all learn from and feed off."
The show is free and is designed to motivate, inspire, and educate. Raffle prizes from our generous sponsor Sherpa Adventure Equipment will be raffled, with the proceeds to benefit the Adventure Risk Challenge.
Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has a new venue: Squaw Valley's Olympic Village Lodge. Arrive early for dinner and drink specials, as well as for prime seating. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 with questions.
The Winter Film Series has showcased everything from local pros to world-renown mountaineers, skiers and climbers. Topics have included adventures in the Himalaya, Morocco, Greenland, South America and Russia.
Perhaps the biggest change this year will be the series' new venue, Squaw Valley's world-famous Olympic Village Lodge. "This is a great opportunity to foster a relationship with Squaw Valley and reach out a little more to folks in Truckee that might not have made it in the past. We're extremely grateful to Squaw for helping us out with the venue - it goes hand in hand with the entire community vibe of the event."
Following Nettle's opening of the series will be Greg Hill (Dec. 13), Adrian Ballinger (Jan. 17), Roger Strong (Feb 7) and Donnie Roth (March 14).
"While we wanted to create a super-fun, mountain-inclined evening, we also felt the need to go bigger than just your standard slideshow," Madigan said. "Accordingly, we've hand picked groups that we feel are doing amazing work in our community, groups such as the High Fives Foundation, Project Mana, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Adventure Risk Challenge, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, and Tahoe Safe Alliance, to name just a few."