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).
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.