UPCOMING EVENTS & VIDEOS
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO
VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
A16 presents Barney Scout Mann’s most recent presentation for your viewing. In September of 2022 “Scout” spoke to participants of the Make-A-Wish TrailBlaze Backpacking Adventure program. SCOUT’s storytelling skills and knowledge of the Pacific Crest Trail stand out in this video. He is an accomplished Author, Hiker and Outdoor Advocate. As he tells his story about his passion for the PCT, you can see deep shades of his years as a Camp Counselor. His enthusiasm for his time on the trail is infectious and his range of experience is vast. It’s no wonder,…. he’s thru-hiked the PCT (returning to sections multiple times), the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and countless other trails over the past near 60 years. And when he skips a beat during his talk, his wife and longtime hiking partner Sandy “FRODO,” chimes in to fill in the gaps. Watching this alone is worth the price of admission.
Scout has been a friend and frequent speaker at A16 for years and we’re delighted to offer you this video in hopes that it will serve to keep you inspired and help educate you as you move along your own natural path.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH SCOUTS PRESENTATION
HIKING MT WHITNEY IN A DAY by JACK & BETSY NORTHAM
Recorded June 2022
In this 64 minute video you'll get plenty of valuable information about planning for your round trip on this iconic mountain. Jack and Betsy are veteran Whitney day-hikers and unofficial mountain ambassadors. As of July 11,2022 Jack, perhaps better known as "Crazy Jack" has safely summited the mountain 202 times in just the past 23 years. Sometimes from start to finish all the way down in the town of Lone Pine. Betsy stops to smell and photograph the flowers so she's only tallied up 66 successful climbs. Only? Once from the East Face rock climbing approach. So needless to say that they know the mountain like the backs of their hands. They also know first hand the challenges you'll face in the Summer and Fall and how to overcome them. Sometimes that means turning around, and trying another day. Learn when that needs to happen. This video is a must for anyone whose either got their "Whitney Zone" permit in hand or is hoping to snag one at the last minute. Enjoy & Learn!
HOW TO SAFELY SUMMIT MT WHITNEY by KURT WEDBERG Recorded March 2022
Accomplished Mountain Guide Kurt Wedberg tells us how to successfully hike or climb Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48. You'll learn how to properly plan your trip including obtaining a permit. You'll also learn dozens of best practices that will help with an enjoyable and safe round trip to and from the summit. Kurt owns Sierra Mountaineering International and he and his guides have countless summits on Mt Whitney, at all times of the year and have been on attempts in all types of weather conditions. You won't find a more qualified guide to Show & Tell you the ropes. 75 minutes. Enjoy & Learn!
Click Here To Watch Kurt's Mt Whitney Video
In the past year, we've hosted several fun and informative outdoor community presentations at Helix Brewing in La Mesa, CA with plans to hold many more. We're in the planning stage now so if you have a outdoor related topic you'd like to learn more about or have a presentation you'd like to give, we'd like to hear from you. https://adventure16.com/pages/contact-us
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