The second installment of the Alpenglow Sports 2013/14 Winter Film Series will feature world-famous alpinist and Mountain Hardwear athlete Freddie Wilkinson.
Wilkinson is an adventure writer known for his original and substantive style, according to a press release from Alpenglow Sports. On Thursday, Dec. 5 Wilkinson will share his tale “Mountain/Story,” which focuses on the 2008 K2 tragedy, and other adventurous tales. The New England native’s in-depth reporting on the issue changed the public perception of the tragedy by telling the story through the eyes of Sherpas, according to the release.
“Wilkinson, an alpinist known for his infectious energy and original lines of ascent will share tales from the teahouses of Khumbu Himal, obscure glaciers of the Alaska Range, and storm-lashed Patagonian spires,” according to the release. “Wilkinson believes that any mountain adventure is only as valuable as the stories brought home. His innate curiosity and drive to explore the mountain world fuels not only his own cutting-edge ascents, but also intelligent and probing historical investigations of the intrinsic human element that is behind every mountain story, old and new.:
This is the eighth year Alpenglow has held the film series, said Brenda Madigan, wth Alpenglow Sports.
“It’s designed to motivate, inspire and educate the community,” he said Wednesday.
This year’s series will include three more presentations. Following Wilkinson, Salomon skier Kim Havell will talk backcountry skiing Jan. 9, Madigan said.
Raffle proceeds from Thursday’s show benefit Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue. The previous presentation in the series attracted 350 people and raised $1,600 for Disabled Sports USA, Madigan said.