Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
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Dave Nettle kicks off Alpenglow Winter Films Nov 19

Posted on November 1, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

Dave NettleClimbing isn’t just an activity for Dave. It defines who he is.

On November 19, at 7pm local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series at Squaw Valley’s world-famous Olympic Village Lodge with his show “Climbing in India: From the Ganges River to the Rooftop of the Himalaya.”

While the event showcases world-famous athletes such as Jeremy Jones, Emily Harrington, Adrian Ballinger, Kelly Cordes, and Kate Rutherford, each season always begins with local hero Nettle. Living life to the fullest through mountain adventures while having fun with great friends is the theme of each of Nettle’s stories.

For the 2015-16 iteration, Nettle will present “Climbing In India: From the Ganges River to the Rooftop of the Himalaya.” The story captures his climbing expedition into the Gangotri region of northern India and an ascent of 21,365-foot Bhagirathi II.Bhagriathi Dave Nettle at sunset

Nettle will showcase a blend of images and humorous narrative to highlight his adventure along with three friends through some of the most amazing places in India. From the wonderful chaos of New Delhi to the spectacular heights of the Himalaya, Nettle will spin a tale of adventure that is not to be missed.

The non-profit beneficiary for the evening is the Donner Land Trust’s Save Donner Climbing initiative, whose mission is to assure Donner Summit rock climbing stays protected and open to the public forever. Amazing raffle prizes will be on hand from generous sponsors Millet, LEKI, Jones Snowboards, and more.

The Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series has become an eagerly anticipated winter tradition for North Tahoe’s skiing, climbing, and adventure community. Designed to inspire, motivate and educate, the event runs from November through March 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 event has raised well over $50,000 for the North Lake Tahoe community. Past beneficiaries include the Sierra Avalanche Center, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Disabled Sports Far West, Project Mana, Tahoe Safe Alliance, and many more.

“The Winter Film Series embodies everything exciting and wonderful about our Tahoe mountain community,” according to event coordinator and owner of Alpenglow Sports, Brendan Madigan.

“Once a month, our mountain community comes together for a special evening. A world-famous athlete takes us on a remote and exciting adventure, a local non-profit takes home much needed funds to help their cause, and the community enjoys a free show that motivates and inspires them to follow their own dreams of adventure.”

Additional Speakers include Jeremy Jones on Dec 17, Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington on January 28, Kelly Cordes February 25 and Kate Rutherford on March 17, 2016

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