Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series #4

Photo courtesy of Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Photo courtesy of Alpenglow Mountain Festival

Adrian Ballinger’s  “The Global Search for Powder” 

100% of Raffle Proceeds to Benefit High Fives Foundation

Tahoe City, California – February 5th, 2014 – Alpenglow Sports is proud to announce the fourth installment of 2013/14 Winter Film Series with world-famous high altitude ski mountaineer and Marmot athlete Adrian Ballinger. Ballinger’s February 20th show at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge will be one of several high profile events during the Alpenglow Mountain Festival, a two-week celebration of human-powered winter sports.

An annual presenter in Alpenglow’s popular Winter Film Series, Ballinger is well known for his professional guiding on Himalayan giants Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. Additionally, he is one of very few Americans to possess a full international IFMGA guiding certificate and his professional resume has taken him on mountain adventures in South America, Europe, and beyond.

In addition to his professional guiding, Ballinger is also well-known for his amazing high altitude ski exploits across the globe. On Thursday, January 22nd Ballinger will share his story, “The Global Search for Powder Turns.”

The year 2013 marked one of Tahoe’s driest winters. While great days and adventures still abounded in the Sierra, local Tahoe guide and skier Adrian Ballinger chose the path of so many before him – to leave home in search of snow.

The journey took him from the world’s most militarized border between India and Pakistan, to the flanks of the world’s fourth tallest peak, Lhotse, in Nepal, to the high peaks of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. He also traveled into the Himalayan kingdom of Tibet, to attempt to climb and ski the Turquoise Goddess, Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth tallest peak.

Join Adrian on his 2013 adventure around the world in search of powder turns.

The show is FREE and is designed to motivate, inspire, and educate. Amazing raffle prizes from generous sponsors will be on hand, with 100% of proceeds to benefit the High Fives Foundation.

Please come early for drink specials and good seating. The show begins at 7pm. Please call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917 with questions.

About Alpenglow Sports:

Established in 1979, Alpenglow Sports is Lake Tahoe’s original mountain shop. Specializing in backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, backpacking, hiking, camping, and mountain lifestyle apparel, Alpenglow is always psyched to offer premier, user-based customer service.

Photo courtesy of Alpenglow Mountain Festival

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