Mark and Janelle Smiley are a husband-wife duo that have spent the last seven years climbing the “50 Classic Climbs of North America” based off a book written by Alan Steck and Steve Roper in 1979. No one has climbed all 50 and they are the closest, having summited 48. Mark is a professional photographer, filmmaker, speaker and mountain guide and Janelle is a professional athlete and Holistic Life Guide (a unique profession which combines mountain guiding and life coaching into one grand adventure).
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Their presentation will feature incredible footage and stories from four of their journeys – a ski mountaineering expedition to Mount Saint Elias which took them from sea to summit to sea; climbing Denali’s Cassin Ridge; climbing Middle Triple Peak in the Kichatna Range; and climbing Moose’s Tooth. They will talk about overcoming fear, trial and error, second and third attempts, courage, stubbornness, commitment and finding bliss.
Tickets are $25 and will be available starting Oct. 24 at the Bear Tooth website and box office.