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Mountaineering Museum Events!

Posted on: January 28th, 2010 by AAC Library

The Mountaineering Museum and the American Alpine Club presents:

North Face feature film premiere!

January 29th 2010 @ 6:00PM (Museum Reception @ 5:00)

Admission: Free!

Movie Poster

Based on a true story, NORTH FACE is a gripping adventure drama about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. In July of 1936 – less than a year after the most recent and fatal attempt, two top German mountaineers, Toni Kurz (BENNO FÜRMANN) and Andi Hinterstoisser (FLORIAN LUKAS), take up the challenge to become the first to scale the infamous rock face, the so-called Murder Wall.

View the trailer here!

Opens in area theaters:

Feb 5th Esquire Theater – Denver

Feb 12th Wheeler Opera House – Aspen

Feb 18th CU – Boulder

Serac Adventure Film School

Feb 1st 2010 @ 7:00PM

Admission: Free!

Boulder-based Serac Adventure Film School (founded by Emmy-award winner, Michael Brown) will host a free screening of freshly-made films from their 2010 Colorado Backcountry Film School on Monday, February 1st at the American Mountaineering Center in Foss Auditorium. Recently featured in Skiing Magazine (“How To Make Your Own Adventure Ski Film” ), Serac teaches artistic aspects of outdoor filmmaking as well as avalanche safety, backcountry skills and how to keep the camera (and filmmaker fingers) from freezing. For the first time, Serac is opening up their student “graduation” film festivals to the public.

The Mountaineering Museum and LOWA presents:
“You Want to Go Where?”

February 3rd 2010 @ 7:00PM (Museum Reception @ 5:30)

Lowa Boots presents Jeff Blumenfeld’s talk, “You Want to Go Where?” based upon his new book from Skyhorse Publishing that covers some of the world’s most historic expeditions and adventures with an eye towards how people can gain funding for their own travels.

The talk includes illustrations of such noteworthy adventures as:

Norman Vaughan – climbed Antarctic mountain named after himself
Will Steger – first confirmed dog sled trek to the North Pole
Reid Stowe – currently engaged in his quest to be at sea for 1,000 days
Mike Haugen – climbed tallest U.S. peaks in record time
Paul Schurke – dogsled expedition across the Bering Strait
Barbara Hillary – went to the North Pole; now wants to go to the South at 77
Andre Tolme – adventure golf? Yes indeed. He hit a golf ball across Mongolia

Blumenfeld then explains that companies are not there to pay for your vacation. However, if you have a project that is bigger than yourself – a trip with a purpose – it is possible to generate cash or in-kind (gear) support. His talk is illustrated with over 40 photographs taken all over the world.

Jeff Blumenfeld is editor of Expedition News, a 16-year-old monthly newsletter that covers the adventure marketing world. A resident of New Canaan, Conn., he is a member of The Explorers Club, the American Alpine Club, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Sponsored by: LOWA Boots

$3 CMC/AAC Members, $5 Non-Members – FREE to Friends of the Museum and Friends of the AAC Library.

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