the Mountain Gear
With savings of just $3,000, Paul Fish invested in a sewing machine and a $600.00 van. With these tools, he started Mountain Gear and soon opened a retail store in downtown Spokane. Business was good and when Paul needed more space, he moved to a former Chuckwagon Buffet restaurant. Since that time, Mountain Gear has enjoyed great success as an online retailer, but our storefront is still a fixture for human powered adventurers from all over the Northwest and the world. With a passionate, experienced staff that teaches classes in climbing, kayaking, backcountry cooking, and more, Mountain Gear has helped thousands of people to find their adventure.
Mountain Gear is a
full-service shop offering:
•Ski, snowshoes, kayak & canoe rental
•Custom boot, pack & insole fitting
•Classes & demos
|April Download the April 2015 Schedule|
|April 21 ||National Geographic LIVE - |
|7 pm ||$33.50|
|Few had seen it, and no one had ever set foot on it. And when they got there, they found out why. “It” was Bertha’s Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’s Wohlthat Range. And “they” were Cory Richards, a photographer, filmmaker, and climber who participated in (and filmed) the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum II, and Mike Libecki, a veteran of over 40 climbing expeditions and first ascents on five continents, plus Oceania. Having photographed the peak from a distance on a previous trip to Queen Maud Land, Libecki was eager to get closer still. “I’ve got the keys to the castle,” he said. So, joined by two other companions, he and Richards set off on a National Geographic-supported mission to explore and climb - if possible - in the Wohlthats.|
Irresistible to Libecki and company for its remoteness and snow-free summit, Bertha’s Tower was also nearly inaccessible, surrounded by a solid sheet of ice that was almost impossible to traverse. As if that wasn’t enough, furious katabatic winds of near-hurricane force pummeled them, shredding gear and burying supplies in snowdrifts. An experiment with a snow kite went disastrously wrong. And all this was before they even started to climb. With humor and enthusiasm to match their courage and resolution, Libecki and Richards will bring you along with them through their hair-raising adventure. Join them for a “by-the-campfire” style of presentation that is uniquely theirs, filled with behind-the-scenes images and stories that couldn’t make it into the account published in the September 2013 National Geographic.
At the INB Performing Arts Center. 20% off Discount Tickets available at Mountain Gear, 2002 N Division, Spokane.
|April 30 ||Wild & Scenic Film Festival ||7 pm ||$12|
|The Spokane Riverkeeper, Mountain Gear and Patagonia are thrilled to bring the Spokane community together around local and global issues in a venue where environmental groups are able to help new activists take action. Whether depicting the struggle for environmental justice or an educational tale about an endangered species, the films expose people to forward-thinking ideas and global awareness. |
At the Garland Theater. For tickets & info click HERE.
Red Rock Rendezvous
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