In community, Fun, Health, Winter

2201398775_bb12063c24_z (1)Winter has struck and it’s time to hit the slopes or hike the peaks of some epic mountain. Alpine Fest is coming this Nov. 17-22, presented by Grivel & hosted by the Mazamas, it promises to be a info-packed weekend celebrating all forms of Alpine recreation.

Activities scheduled are as follows:

The Summit: An Evening with Alex Honnold & Jim Whittaker. The BIGGEST night of the festival! Nov. 21 at the Oregon Convention Center. You’ll enjoy great food, a huge silent auction with amazing gear from the sponsors, vendor fair, awards, and more. (food is included in the ticket price; beer & wine available for purchase).

Portland Ice Comp: 10th Annual dry-tooling competition at the newly-renovated Portland Rock Gym.

Clinics: 3-hour, hands-on sessions with a pro-athlete. Clinics are limited to 8, 10, or 12 people (depending on location, subject) to maximize your instructional time with the athlete.

Seminars: 1, 2 or 3-hour classroom style learning with a pro-athlete.

Speaker Series: An evening event, slideshow style presentation from a pro-athlete.

Celebration of Trails: A morning of trail running fun in Forest Park for all ability levels.

The Mazamas is a nonprofit mountaineering education organization in Portland, Oregon. Offering over 1000 climbs and hikes annually, classes and activities are open to both members and nonmembers.