Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 19, 2013 - 11:54am PT
AMY NESS & MYLES MOSER - BATTLING THE BIG ONES
Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa
Time & Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 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.
Amy Ness and Myles Moser are residents of Lone Pine, CA. Living in Lone Pine provides access to the largest mountain in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney, along with numerous other peaks in the vicinity. Although they each climbed separately before they met, it was their union in this playground of granite that inspired the fury of first ascents beginning about 4 years ago. Living in a little 1950's turquoise trailer in the high dessert below Lone Pine Peak offers an inspiring panorama of rock to chose from. Amy teaches in the local schools, attempting to get kids interested in the outdoors while Myles prepares burgers for the hoards of hungry climbers and hikers at the Whitney Portal Store.
Battling the Big Ones...it's not only what they do, but what they live for. From they own backyard of the Eastern Sierra and the numerous granite walls that soar over 14,000 ft. to the far southern reaches of Chile, in the Parque Nacional del Torres del Paine, they are always searching for the biggest, baddest climbs this world has to offer.
This climbing duo's presentation will begin with their recent expedition to Patagonia where they spent 3 months living in the park and establishing a new route on the east face of Torre Norte. Then, they will disclose their unfinished project on Torre Central and the epic journey they have endured with it, thus far. Finally, they will bring it all home to the Sierra...both new and classic routes on Keeler Needle, Day Needle, Lone Pine Peak, and many more. Amy and Myles are sponsored by Trango and you can follow their adventures on their Roaming Banditos blog:
Amy and I would like to say THANK YOU to the Rock, Ice and Mountain Club for a fantastic time in Santa Rosa. I would strongly urge those of you to join if you are around the Santa Rosa area. They are a great bunch of tough woman and men; very friendly and hospitable. There climbing adventures go far beyond the bay area and the world of history/ knowledge is well worth it for all future members as well as friends. Thanks to Darren for the invite, Alex for the Urban Barn and awesomeness, and Jim Harrison for the excitement and Drive.
Great show, great couple, great turn out. Thanks for coming out you guys. Totally inspiring. Looking forward to coming out to the Portal and checking it out. Have a safe trip you two. I'll have to tune into your blog and see how its going.
Harrison (Jim) Hood