Friday Evening

Friday Evening Show: Rab athlete Ian Welsted
with premiere of ARC'TERYX film "109 Below"

We kick off this evening with the premier a film produced by ARC'TERYX, 109 BELOW, which traces how an attempted rescue on Mount Washington in 1982 changed not only the course of two climbers’ lives—but also the lives of the rescuers who attempted to save them, and the future of prosthetics, forever. Joe Lentini, Mountain Rescue Service, will introduce the film and Director Nick Martini will offer a time for Q/A after the film.

Featured presentation by RAB athlete and accomplished Canadian climber Ian Welsted:

With a long list of first ascents and climbs on five continents, Ian has won a Piolet d’Or. He has explored and experienced mountains of his wildest dreams. More and more with the passing of the years, the friendships that were formed and the memories that were made in the mountains have become more important than any summit.

From 100 day ice seasons in the Canadian Rockies, to speed records on Denali and Yuh-hai-hus-kan (Mount Robson), through 5 trips to Asia, Ian loves the path and the experience. These days he is especially excited by craggin on the solid granite of Cathedral Ledge and Cannon Cliff, and loves the welcoming, bold, and steadfast New England climbing community. On his 4th visit to the Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival he is dying to make it up more of this area's mythical mixed routes.

His show will start with tales of broken crampons soloing the Canadian Rockies' highest peak, sleeping in a garbage bag on the summit of Robson after soloing the Emperor Ridge, Pakistani hurdles and triumphs, and continue until the present where he is wiser and softer but still appreciates the go-for-it spirit that keeps the warm heart of alpinism beating.

Mountain Rescue Service will be the beneficiary of the 50/50 raffle on this evening! Be sure to get your raffle tickets from members of this elite rescue team at the show.



Saturday Evening
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Evening festivities take place at the Theater in the Wood, at Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

There is limited parking available, PLEASE CARPOOL. 
Theater in the Wood
Theater in the Wood