Banded Peak Brewing Presents:
The Guardians of the Ice Series – Snow Dome –
Join us for an evening of candid conversation, education, beer tasting and Q&A in support of the Columbia Icefield.
Date: August 25, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30pm. Event Starts: 7pm
Tickets: $10 – includes one Snow Dome West Coast IPA
Where: Banded Peak Brewing.
The event will be hosted by legendary alpinist and Guardians of the Ice founder Jim Elzinga.
Feature keynote speaker:
DR. ALISON CRISCITIELLO
Ice core scientist and high-altitude mountaineer.
As a scientist, Dr. Alison Criscitiello, Director of the Canadian Ice Core Lab, has earned many professional distinctions, including National Geographic Explorer, Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and of the internationally distinguished Explorers Club. She will speak of her research work on Snow Dome, which is contributing so much to our growing knowledge of climate change impacts. Her work meshes seamlessly with her experiences as an alpinist: she will also relate her adventures during an expedition to the summit of Mount Logan in May of this year. Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada, the second highest in North America, and a very challenging climb. Under extreme conditions, the team summited, completed a ground-penetrating radar survey of the summit plateau, installed the highest weather station in North America (on PR Col at 18,500 feet), and measured Logan’s true height. An amazing log of achievements! Alison’s climbing partner for her scientific work high on Mount Logan and Snow Dome, Rebecca Haspel, will also be joining the conversation.
Banded Peak brewer will take us through a tasting and let us in on the unique aspects of Snow Dome West Coast IPA.
Is one of the few Canadian alpinists whose focus has always been finding new, difficult routes on the world’s most challenging peaks, including Mount Everest. Mount Snow Dome is the site of one of Jim’s signature climbs: the first ascent of Slipstream, among the most famous and challenging ice climbs in the world. He will speak of this extraordinary adventure, and the return he made to repeat the climb 35 years later
Guardians of the Ice is a non-profit organization that works to inspire dynamic environmental stewardship on behalf of the rapidly retreating Columbia Icefield, its watersheds, and the whole planet. For more info or to donate to Guardians of the Ice check out their website www.guardiansoftheice.com
Snow Dome West Coast IPA is the second of the IPA series, Vibrant, Dank, and Aromatic.$2 from every four-pack sold will be donated to support the Columbia Icefield, through the Guardians of the Ice program. By drinking the GOTI series you are helping protect one of North America’s most important water resources.