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Upcoming Events in Ouray, Montrose and Telluride!

The Ouray Ice Festival has come and gone for another year, but that doesn’t mean the action is all quiet here in the San Juans. There’s a whole list of upcoming events for you, your family and friends to take part in. Something for everyone and at every altitude. Check out what’s on the slate:

Monday, January 25 at 7:00 PM
Ouray Community Center ($5 admission)
Slide Show and Live Auction – sponsored by Chicks Climbing/Chicks With Picks

ICEFALL BROOKE: a journey into the Canadian wilderness with four women putting up new routes in the unexplored Icefall Brooke canyon.

In March 2006, Caroline George flew into the remote Icefall Brooke Cirque with fellow ice climber-esses Ines Papert, Audrey Gariepy and Jen Olsen and photographer Jon Walsh. Throughout the ten days spent in this pristine valley 90kms north of Golden, BC, the team put up 10 new routes, all rated between WI5 and M12! Each day, they would set out to climb line after line of hard ice, only to return late at night to the comfort of their winter shelter. Ever wondered what could motivate a team of girls to go rough it in the heart of the cold winter? What is the point in doing first ascents? Come and find out! Auction proceeds will benefit women’s charities in the San Juans.

Friday, January 29 at 7:00 PM
Ouray Community Center ($5 admission)
Slide Show and Live Auction – sponsored by Chicks Climbing/Chicks With Pick

STORIES OF AN ALPINE PRINCESS – Experience the stories of an Alpine Princess through the eyes of professional climber and Patagonia ambassador, Zoe Hart. She will take us on a photographic odyssey across the globe going from one storied alpine climb to another, often in the harshest of conditions, through the most colorful of cultures and landscapes.

Based in Chamonix, France, Zoe Hart takes advantage of conditions as they present themselves – ski mountaineering, alpine climbing, or rock climbing – when she’s not working as a mountain guide. Zoe is labeled as a perpetual transient – she hasn’t lived in the same place for more than three months over the past eight years – finding the call to travel and explore the mountains of the world too alluring to stand still. Hart is also the fourth American woman to earn her IFMGA, or International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, status. This is the highest level of credential available to a professional mountain guide anywhere in the world and is recognized in over 20 IFMGA member countries.

Saturday, January 30 at 8:00 PM
Ouray Community Center ($10 admission)

Saturday, February 6 at 8:00 PM
SMRC’s Chocolate Lovers Fling – Feb 06, 2010

The San Miguel Resource Center, a local non-profit, is hosting its not to be missed annual Chocolate Lovers Fling! The event will be held at the Mountain Village Conference Center beginning at 8 p.m. The evening will offer plenty of dancing, fun and chocolate.

Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 PM
A Children’s Rainforest Odyssey
Montrose Pavilion – Montrose ($15 adults, $10 children)

The David Taylor Dance Theatre, founded in 1979 by Choreographer David Taylor, has been under the artistic direction of James Wallace since 2006. This 12-member Denver-based troupe has been lauded as being “polished and emotional” and as “the most ambitious troupe in town”. Act One will be a performance of “A Children’s Rainforest Odyssey” which is four excerpts from DTDT’s nationally acclaimed production of “Rainforest”, featuring incredible costumes and props by Boulder visual artist George Peters and a stunning original score by Jesse Manno, supplemented by an educational/environmental narrative by Jackie McMenaman. Act Two will be a performance of mixed repertory dances. Buy tickets online.

The Staff at San Juan Realty, Inc.

SJR January 21 2010

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