Renowned climber presents free slide show |

Renowned climber presents free slide show

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. A prominent international climbing community member and a former student in Colorado Mountain College’s outdoor recreation and leadership program presents a free slide show this week.

Micah Dash will speak on his climbing experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 732 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Dash is renowned for his bold big-wall climbing and his ability as a speed climber. Several of these pursuits were featured in the film “Return to Sender,” which was named Best Climbing Film in the 2005 Banff Film Festival. The 40- to 60-minute slide show will cover two of his speed-climbing conquests in Pakistan: the first one-day – and fastest-ever – ascent of the Eternal Flame route on Trango (also known as Nameless) Tower and the second speed ascent of Cat’s Ear Spire. These peaks stand at 20,469 and 17,585 feet, respectively. The presentation also includes slides of Dash’s climbing adventures in Yosemite and at Indian Creek, Utah.

In putting together the slide show, Dash hopes to raise awareness for and support of Friends of Indian Creek, a nonprofit organization formed to protect climber access and ensure a responsible resource management plan for Indian Creek, located outside of Moab, Utah, and renowned for its crack climbing. The evening is sponsored by the CMC Climbing Club and outdoor education department, in conjunction with Summit Canyon Mountaineering. For information, contact CMC’s Johann Aberger at 947-8237 or Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 945-6994.

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