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Tahoe athlete to present on 2014 excursion to Iceland, Greenland

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Meghan Kelly and crew ventured to Iceland and the rugged coast of Greenland in 2014.
Courtesy Meghan Kelly |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Local freeskier Meghan Kelly will entertain the North Lake Tahoe community in another installment of the Home Brew Series.

The event takes place 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, at 475 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City.

Kelly’s show will recap a 2014 sailing and skiing expedition that began in Iceland and finished along the rugged southwest coast of Greenland.

The trip was created in cooperation with the Climate Reality Project and Polar Bears International in order to document the severe climate change of the region.

Along the way, Kelly and her team sought out first descents in a rarely accessible winter zone.

Join Kelly and her team aboard the 63-foot schooner, the La Louise, for amazing polar scenery, icebergs, steep descents, deep powder and unique cultural adventures.

Kelly’s show is the third installment in the four-part Home Brew Series series that runs once per month from November through February.

Presented by Alpenglow Sports and Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, the free series was designed to showcase local athletes who live regular lives and accomplish extraordinary feats in the mountains.


Meghan Kelly has played sports with an unbridled passion her entire life. In her youth, she excelled at team sports before falling completely in love with skiing powder in the western United States.

Since 2006 she’s been pushing to progress women’s skiing by chasing freeskiers at her home resort of Kirkwood south of Lake Tahoe.

She has also ventured extensively into the Sierra Nevada backcountry, skiing many of the 4000-meter peaks in the range.

Kelly began competing in big mountain competitions in 2011, followed by global travel in search of steep runs in beautiful places.

She resides in Lake Tahoe, and when not skiing, she works as an engineer and scientist to help protect the environmental resources of enchanting Lake Tahoe.

Kelly is also leader of the California chapter of Shejumps, a advocacy group that strives to increase female participation in outdoor activities by building upon a supportive community that inspires its members to reach their highest potential.

Visit meghankellyteles.com to learn more.

Information for this article was provided by Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City.

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