Thursday, December 13

Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

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Travel Colorado with ski mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski, as he guides you to some of the best ski descents the state has to offer. Kedrowski discusses preparation, gear selection, planning and analysis of weather and snowpack for skiing in the backcountry. With his photography, he highlights many of the 300 different ski routes and ski descents showcased in his new guidebook.

John Fielder brings the artistic side of winter into the presentation. With a backdrop of beautiful music, Fielder shares his favorite scenes during 40 years of exploring on skis the Colorado backcountry. This is a great opportunity for photographers to learn photo techniques unique to this monochromatic environment.

Jon and John team up to tell stories – both funny and dramatic – from their combined 60 years of surviving the challenges of exploring the nivean world. This visually stimulating presentation will be derived from their new books, “Classic Colorado Ski Descents” and “A Colorado Winter”. Between the stories, music and photography, your excitement for the coming winter season will surely be enhanced!

About the Speakers:

Dr. Jon Kedrowski is the author of “Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys” and grew up in Vail, Colorado. He is a professor of Mountain Geography at Colorado Mountain College. In addition to 1000+ ascents of the Colorado 14ers and 13ers in all seasons, and the 74 named 14ers in the continental-U.S., he has climbed six of the seven continental summits including Mount Everest in 2012. His expeditions to Everest in recent years have been featured on Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, NBC, Dateline NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and CNN.

John Fielder is Colorado’s best-known nature photographer, publisher, teacher and preservationist with over 40 exhibit-format books and guide books to his credit, including “John Fielder’s Best of Colorado” and “Colorado 1870-2000”. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography (1993) and the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first ever Achievement Award (2011). John Fielder’s photography has influenced people and legislation; he has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands.

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