“A Life Ascending” This Thursday

If you missed the screening of “A Life Ascending” when it played in Jackson Hole last winter as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, don’t fret…as you will have another chance to see this great film on Thursday, March 1st, at 7PM in the Snow King Teton Room. Tickets are available at Skinny Skis for $5, or $10 at the door the night of the show. All proceeds will benefit the Winter Wildlands Alliance.

A LIFE ASCENDING chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Beglinger has built a reputation as one of the top mountaineering guides in the world. The film follows his family’s unique life in the mountains and their journey in the years following a massive avalanche that killed seven people. Documenting the sublime beauty and ever-present risk of a life lived on the edge, the film ultimately explores the power of nature as both an unforgiving host and profound teacher.

After the film, local writer Ted Kerasote (who wrote an essay about the fatal avalanche for Outside Magazine) and the film’s director, Stephen Grynberg, will have a short discussion on their friendship with Reudi, how the tragic avalanche effected Reudi’s (and many others) life, and the different ways that Canadians and Americans have chosen to divvy up use in the backcountry between human-powered and mechanized winter enthusiasts.  If you aren’t able to attend, “A Life Ascending” DVDs go on sale today, so there is no excuse not to see this one.

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  1. 1 Jim Feb 29th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    At his lodge you must be able to climb 5000 vertical per day. Whew!

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