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American Alpine Club Events – Golden Premiere of Luxury Liner

Posted on: March 31st, 2009 by AAC Library

When: Apr 8, 2009, 7pm

Where: American Mountaineering Center, Golden, CO

In 1976, Indian Creek was a little-known, dried-up, ancient riverbed in southeastern Utah. But in that year the impossible became the possible: Earl Wiggins climbed Supercrack, a 300-foot vertical sandstone fracture from the ground up. Indian Creek is now considered one of the finest international climbing destinations in the world. Luxury Liner is the story of a bold man behind an unthinkable idea. It pairs historical footage of the first ascent of Supercrack with recent interviews that reminisce on an earlier time, when climbing necessitated fearlessness, confidence, finesse and humility. When Wiggins’s ropemates Ed Webster and Bryan Becker return to Supercrack thirty years later to share memories, they come upon wisdom: simplicity is at the heart of climbing, even today, and the audacious foolishness of the past continues to resonate into the future.

Tickets are $10 at the door. $5 for AAC members

Family rates are $20 includes 2 adults and 2 children.

Sponsored by the American Alpine Club

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