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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Chris Davenport at Squaw Dec 18

Posted on December 2, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Faces-of-Dav_TMahon-9On Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Chris Davenport, extreme skier of international fame, will be the featured presenter at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge.

The Sierra Avalanche Center, Lake Tahoe’s local avalanche forecasting agency, is the beneficiary for Chris Davenport’s show on December 18th.

Davenport’s show “Lessons from the Mountains: The Art of Risk Management,” will discuss the important aspects of risk management as he takes the audience up and down the world’s highest peak, 29,029 foot Mt. Everest.

Now in it’s 9th year, the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has become a staple seasonal event for North Tahoe’s skiing and climbing community. Designed to inspire, motivate and educate, the event runs from November through March and showcases five famous athletes. All shows are free and raffle prizes from sponsors are sold to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.

“We’re very excited to welcome one of the most prominent ski mountaineers of all time to the Winter Film Series,” according to Alpenglow Sports owner Brendan Madigan. “It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime type evening for our community to hear Chris speak,” added Madigan.

At 43 years old, Chris Davenport is well known as one of the world’s most accomplished big mountain skiers. In 2007 he became the first person to ski all fifty-four of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than one year. Additionally, he has numerous first descents of peaks around the globe under his belt. Davenport has been featured in more than thirty ski films from Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions. He is also a two-time extreme skiing world champion.

On December 18th, Davenport will examine the techniques that inform his decision making processes in the mountains and explore elements of recent accidents in the Himalaya and beyond.

Amazing raffle prizes from generous sponsors Kastle, Spyder, Clif Bar, Black Diamond, Smith Optics, Red Bull, and GoPro will be on hand with 100% of proceeds to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center.  The show begins at 7pm. Please call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917 with questions.

The Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series with Chris Davenport, takes place Thursday, December 18th, 2014 7pm at the Squaw Valley’s Olympic Village Lodge 1901 Chamonix Place, Olympic Valley.

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