Tahoe Food Hub: Alpenglow Film Series

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Thursday, December 1st @ 7pm
Olympic Valley Lodge – Squaw Valley
* Benefit for Tahoe Food Hub

Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series Continues with
Prominent Canadian Ice Climber, Alpinist and Paragliding Pilot Will Gadd

Lake Tahoe’s premier winter film event continues on December 1st, 2016 7pm at Squaw Valley with Gadd’s “30 Trips of Lifetime in 60 High-Speed Minutes: Winning the X Games, Ice Climbing Niagara Falls and Paragliding Over the Grand Canyon.” 

Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s 39-year-old mainstay mountain shop, is proud to announce the second installment of the 11th annual Winter Film Series. On Thursday, December 1st, 2016 7pm prominent Canadian ice climber and paragliding pilot Will Gadd will continue the series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge. Gadd’s show “30 Trips of a Lifetime in 60 High-Speed Minutes: Winning the X Games, Ice Climbing Niagara Falls, and Paragliding Over the Grand Canyon” is not to be missed.

Will Gadd, known as “Captain Adventure,” is a living legend in the truest sense. Year after year, the famous Red Bull athlete continually pushes the boundaries of ice climbing and, even after having won every major title from the World Cup to the Winter X Games, still manages to impress. Always eager to rise to a fresh challenge, Gadd also broke the world distance record on a paraglider not once, but three times. He was also the first person to cross the US by paraglider after a grueling seven-week trek.

Will Gadd is one of the top outdoor adventure athletes in the world (Outside, Men’s Journal and Explore). Gadd is best known for wild outdoor adventures in multiple different sports, but he’s most proud of his ability to complete those adventures safely and share them with others. He has appeared in, hosted or produced more than 100 global television projects, is an award-winning writer (New York Times, Men’s Journal, etc.), film-maker, and dad. He is a National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” and recently became the first person to climb a frozen Niagara Falls.

On December 1st  Gadd will tell a fast-paced tale of adventure at Olympic Village Lodge. Having put up the hardest mixed and ice routes in the world for more than 15 years, written the top “how to” ice climbing book in the world, and generally had a lot of fun while re-defining several different sports, his tale is full of adventure, humor, harrowing video and stunning imagery.

These days, Will likes to set himself more creative challenges. “I’ve done enough, won as much as I need to,” he says. “I’m at a point now where I feel like I have a lot less to prove”. All he wants to do now is take what he’s learned and apply it in the most interesting locations on earth.

The Alpenglow Winter Film Series is designed to inspire, motivate and educate, runs from November through February and showcases five famous athletes who tell various tales of adventure from remote mountain ranges across the globe. All shows are free and raffle prizes from sponsors are sold to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.

To date, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has raised over $70,000 for the North Lake Tahoe non-profit community. Past beneficiaries include the Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Disabled Sports Far West, the Tahoe Food Hub, High Fives Foundation and many more.

The non-profit beneficiary for the evening is The Tahoe Food Hub, an organization working to restore local food distribution by building a regional food system throughout North Lake Tahoe. Amazing raffle prizes will be on hand from generous sponsors Arc’teryx, Black Diamond Equipment, Scarpa, Red Bull and more.

In addition to Gadd, the 11th annual Winter Film Series will showcase the best lineup in over a decade. Other Series speakers include Tommy Caldwell on January 5th, who will present a once-in-a-lifetime show on his historic ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall, the hardest traditional free-climb on earth. On February 23rd high-altitude mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richardswill round out the series with a tandem show on their #EverestNoFilteroxygen-less, Snapchat-captured attempt of the world’s tallest peak, 20,330-foot Mt. Everest.

Please come early for drink specials and good seating. The show begins at 7pm. Doors open at 615pm and participants are encouraged to take advantage of drink and dinner specials from Fireside Pizza, both on site and at their restaurant.  Please call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917 for further details.

About the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series:

Established in 2006, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series is a free event designed to motivate, inspire and educate. Held at world-renown Squaw Valley, California, the Winter Film Series is a four-part series that runs once-a-month, from November through February.

Each show packs the house at Squaw Valley’s famous Olympic Village Lodge with over 500 attendees. Past speakers have included Lynn Hill, Chris Davenport, Alex Honhold, Emily Harrington, Mike Libecki and Greg Hill.

Since it’s inception the Winter Film Series has raised well over $70,000 for various non-profit groups in need within the Lake Tahoe region. While the show is free, Alpenglow Sports uses product donated by the sponsors of each presenter in order to sell raffle tickets. 100% of proceeds are given to the associated non-profit.

 About Will Gadd:

“Nobody ever died wishing they had spent more time behind a desk.”

Will Gadd is one of the top outdoor adventure athletes in the world (Outside, Men’s Journal and Explore.). Will is best known for wild outdoor adventures in multiple different sports, but he’s most proud of his ability to complete those adventures safely and share them with others. He has appeared in, hosted or produced more than 100 global television projects. He is an award-winning writer (New York Times, Men’s Journal, etc.), film-maker, and dad. His book on ice climbing is the top publication in its field, and has been translated into five languages. Gadd’s presentations on “Risk and Reward” and related topics take him all over the world to speak to audiences ranging from Nike and Enbridge to at-risk youth . He is a National Geographic ” Adventurer of the year” and recently became the first person to climb a frozen Niagara Falls.  He is an ACMG guide.

Will is the first person to climb Niagara Falls, and recently returned from climbing the last ice on top of Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and winning the 2015 Ouray Invitational against a field mostly half his age. He climbed his first waterfall at age 12, and has won the Ice Climbing World Cup, multiple gold medals at the X Games and numerous other international competitions since then.

Will Gadd is 48 years old, lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, and knows how to get to the airport/mountains in most North American and European cities. He can shoot and edit video, has done commercials for Canon Cameras, Wolf Blass and others. Gadd works with Red Bull energy drink, Arc’Teryx clothing, Scarpa footwear, Sterling Ropes, Smith Optics, Gin paragliders, and Flytec Varios.

About Alpenglow Sports:

Alpenglow Sports is an original California Mountain Shop that has been providing locals and visitors with inspiration, local knowledge and the best equipment to enjoy the great outdoors for over thirty-five years. Based in Tahoe City, Alpenglow Sports takes pride in being community-minded and socially and environmentally responsible to ensure Lake Tahoe stays one of the best places to play, visit, and live in California.

For additional information, interview opportunities or sponsorship, please contact Brendan Madigan at Alpenglow Sports 530.583.6917 or brendan@alpenglowsports.com.

When

December 1, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where

1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146