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Lake Tahoe winter Film Series | ‘Three Weeks, Three Climbers, Three 8,000-Meter Summits’

Courtesy Alpenglow ExpeditionsAdrian Ballinger on the summit of Mt. Everest in the spring 2011. Ballinger is the first person to ever climb three 8,000 meter peaks within three weeks. He will tell his story at Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series Thursday.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Alpenglow Sports is proud to announce the third installment of the annual Winter Film Series. Adrian Ballinger continues the ever-popular series Jan. 12, 2012 with tales of an amazing Himalayan adventure, with raffle proceeds to benefit the High Fives Foundation.

In the spring of 2011, local mountain guide Adrian Ballinger became the first person to summit three 8,000-meter peaks within a three-week period. Adrian summited Mt. Everest (29,029 ft.) twice in two weeks, first while fixing ropes to the summit with an elite group of the world’s strongest Sherpa, and then again while guiding a group of climbers to the top of the world’s largest peak.

With one week left in the season, Adrian, Phurba and Tashi again left basecamp to guide and summit Lhotse (27,940 ft.), Mt. Everest’s neighbor and the fourth-highest mountain in the world.

From deep within the Himalaya, this story is one for the climbing history books. Please join a night of stunning photography, video and stories from the roof of the world.

The show is free and is designed to motivate, inspire, and educate! Amazing raffle prizes from generous sponsor Marmot, Kaenon and Edelrid. Raffle proceeds to benefit the High Fives Foundation.

Please come early for good seats. The Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, will serve dinner specials beginning at 5:30 p.m. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530-583-6917 for information.