Alpine Club Lecture: Mountain of Storms
Outside Café 16th January 2019 19.30
The 50th anniversary of an underground classic.
They called themselves Fun Hogs. In 1968, five friends took a road trip to climb Cerro Fitz Roy, and documented the whole thing on a 16mm Bolex. Along the way they surfed undiscovered breaks, skied on sand and snow, spent 31 days in a snow cave and made a first ascent on the mountain. Fifty years later the film Mountain of Storms, which defined a lifestyle and became an underground classic, is in its first wide release and coming to the Outside Cafe.
The film screening will be preceded by a lecture from Patagonia sponsored athlete Pete Whittaker on his latest trip to El Capitan in Yosemite.
Alpine Club lectures are free of charge, open to everyone, and since they are held in the Outside Café, refreshments will be available.