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    Hey all you San Francisco Bay and Northern California backcountry enthusiasts. Our very own granjero is presenting a slide show on October 4, 2011 in Santa Rosa. :thatrocks:

    My local climbing club is stoked to have him and I want to personally invite everyone to come check it out.

    Below are all the details

    Rock Ice & Mountain Club Presents:

    Ben Hatchett: Mountain Weather for High Altitude Gravity Enthusiasts

    Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

    Time & Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30)
    Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road.

    Ben Hatchett is a homegrown Californian who has been a disciple of the mountain lifestyle for 16 years. Ben relocated to Nevada to complete his Ph.D in atmospheric science from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ben’s goal in life is to never stop having fun, to experience the best of the Sierra alpine environs in all seasons and to travel to mountain ranges that test his limits.

    Ben will be showing photos from a variety of his mountain activities, mostly in California, but also Europe and Alaska, and will share insight about forecasting techniques and mountain weather phenomena that can be readily used to enhance your own backcountry adventures. Check out his website at for sierra weather updates and skiing, snowboarding and climbing outings.

    Future Rock Ice & Mountain Club Presentations:

    November 1: Mike Libecki – Mike will present about 5 short films on his expeditions to Antarctica, Greenland, Venezuela, China, and Afganistan. This is a can’t miss presentation.
    If you have not seen any of Mike’s presentations or videos, you gotta make it up to this one. It will be killer.

    December 6: Greg Crouch – Pagatonia

    Greg has done a lot of climbing in Patagonia and will give a solid presentation about his climbing adventures in Patagonia.


    Membership in the Rock Ice and Mountain club is $20 annually (or $25 for a family membership). Membership is not required to attend monthly meeting and presentations.

    Membership benefits include organized climbing and mountaineering trips, and miscellaneous coupons (varies over time) from places like Hood Mountain Adventures, Mountain Hardware and Vertex Indoor Climbing Gym. Current members also get a pro-deal with Mountainsmith.

    The Rock Ice and Mountain Club is the North Bay’s premiere climbing and backcountry club. Founded in 1994, we provide climbing opportunities and networking to the North San Francisco Bay community through frequent outings and monthly gatherings. Our free monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month have features lecture and slide presentations by members and world class climbers like: David Wilson, Glen Denny, The Benegas Brothers, Tom Cole, R.D. Coran, Jerry Dodrill, Armin Fisher, Hans Florine, Jacqeline Florine, Tom Shore, Jim Thornburg, John Hart, Josh Helling, Bob Hoffman, Kevin Jorgesen, Robert Link, Doug Robinson, Tom McMillan, Chris McNamara, Ron Kauk, Chris Jones, Doug Stoup, Cory Rich, Ed Cooper and special events with Conrad Anker, Galen Rowell, Royal Robbins and Andy Selters.

    Recent shows have included account of climbing in Asia, Nepal, Sierra Nevada and the Southwest deserts. The club organizes trips in Sonoma County, Pinnacles, Yosemite, Tahoe and other locations in California and beyond.

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    Thanks for the heads-up! Will definitely try to roll in for this.

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg


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    well, ya all missed a good presentation from granjero. he’s doing a weather short course at Lake
    Tahoe CC this season. I can post details here.

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    ^^^ So you couldn’t make the time to join me for my birthday and shred the Crystal Range pond in August but you found the time to go listen to somebody talk about the weather? :scratch:

    I see how it is 😉

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    Did he wear a basketball jersey and rhyme his presentation?

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    I even found time to post :thumpsup: :mrgreen:

    granjero’s presentation was in my home town, yo.

    damn if I didn’t want make it to the pond skim tho. :headbang:

    yeah, we shoulda started da sho wit sum biggie or sumthin’

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