The annual Mountain & Adventure Festival Gathering kicks off Labor Day Weekend with a four-day celebration of outdoor sports and lifestyle. Within its extensive program, the festival offers Mountain Recreation Sports; Yoga and Wellness; Pro Athlete Presentations; Photography Clinics; Music, Film, and Relaxation. The festival allows focus on one area of interest, or the opportunity to combine weekend activities and camping for all four days set against majestic Mt. Baldy and the San Gabriel National Forest, say event organizers.
World-renowned outdoor adventure athletes and expert mountaineers, rock climbers, alpinists, and explorers from around the world will interact with the public and host presentations and clinics. Top of the Notch will host live music; and festival goers will screen inspirational and award-winning adventure films.
Rock Climbing, Acro Yoga, Hiking, Pilates, Trail Running, Tai Chi, Mountain Biking, Meditation, Skateboarding, Martial Arts, Slackline Yoga, Hang Gliding, and Health and Wellness Seminars are just a few of the many activities available to pass holders of all levels of ability. The Outdoor Gear Vendor Village hosts cutting edge outdoor gear and clothing all weekend. Select ticket purchases by August 15th receive a VIP gift bag.
World-renowned Athletes and experts:
Sasha DiGiulian (World Champion Rock Climber – Adidas, Red Bull, and GoPro Athlete), Adrian Ballinger (Summited Mt. Everest 7 times including his 2017 “no filter” ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen – Eddie Bauer and Goal Zero Athlete), Steph Davis (Legendary Rock Climber, Wingsuit Flyer, and Author – Mammut and Evolv Sports Athlete), Mike Libecki (2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year – Mountain Hardware, Goal Zero, and Clif Bar Athlete), Libby Sauter (American Alpine Club Hall of Fame Member and The Nose of El Capitan Female Speed World Record Holder – Adidas Athlete), Matthias Mayr (World Class Freeride skier and Award-winning filmmaker – BMW, Elan Skis, and Peak Performance Athlete), Brette Harrington (World class rock climber and free soloist – Arc’Teryx and Goal Zero Athlete), Heidi Wirtz (World Class Climber and Yogi – Founder of Earth Play Retreats, and The North Face Athlete), Christine Burke (Yogi and Author – Founder of Liberation Yoga and author of “The Yoga Healer”), Dr. Melina Jampolis (Physician Nutrition Specialist – CNN Diet & Fitness Expert and Guest Host “The Doctors), Sarah Haas (Photographer – Getty Images), James Edward Mills (Photo Journalist and Author – The Joy Trip Project, National Geographic, and Outside Magazine) and more.
Kids 5 – 12 years old can join Kids Camp, led by Stronghold Climbing Gym Summer Camp Director, Jess Moran. Campers will be exposed to climbing, hiking, slacklining, arts & crafts, games, and adventure films featuring kids. Young adventurers will meet and enjoy a special presentation from Lilliana Libecki (Young athlete and explorer – Mountain Hardwear and Goal Zero Athlete) who, at 14 years old, has traveled to all 7 continents, more than 42 countries, and runs her own humanitarian foundation.
Friday: “In the Tracks of the First” (World Premiere), directed by Matthias Mayr “The Park” (Festival Premiere), directed by John Dickey Saturday: “Safety Third” directed by Cedar Wright “Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia” directed by Jim Aikman Sunday: “Mile for Mile” directed by James Q Martin “Wainwright Record Attempt” directed by Alastair Lee
Los Angeles based DJ’s, Ari Shark, Georgia O Kief, Misharev, Andy Mez, and Dansman will spin music during the day, and from 9pm until 2am nightly. Los Angeles based band, Hounds, will perform live Saturday evening. Award-winning adventure films will be shown nightly outdoors after dark.
Presented By: Goal Zero In Association With: Gramicci, Mountain Gear, Entreprises With Support From: Adidas Outdoor, Arc’Teryx, Adventure 16, Evolv Sports, Loaded Boards, Mountain Board Shop, Stronghold Climbing Gym, Liberation Yoga, Yoga Slackers, Pentjak Silat USA, Alpenglow Expeditions, BlueSquare Productions, Earth Play Retreats, So Cal Snow Avalanche Center, American Alpine Club, Backpacker, Climbing Benefitting: Access Fund, National Park Foundation
Where: Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts, 8401 Mt. Baldy Rd. Mt Baldy, CA 91759
When: Labor Day Weekend – Doors open Fri, Sept 1st @ 10am. The festival wraps Sun, Sept 3rd. at 4pm. Pre-race films will take place Sun, Sept 3rd at 7pm. The 52nd annual Run to the Top race takes place Mon, Sept 4th
Festival Website Home Page – http://bit.ly/2uIFYRa Festival tickets – http://bit.ly/2tN9d2d
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