Double feature night at the Red Barn, Nov 20th

 Double feature night in the Wenatchee River Institute’s Red Barn on Wed., Nov. 20th, 7-8:30PM. The evening kicks off with the film Guilt Trip, a climate change film with a skiing problem. Stunning photography, glacial science, and backcountry, high-elevation skiing, all in one film! The Red Barn is at 347 Division Street in Leavenworth.

The Salomon Freeski TV crew and professional skiers Chris Rubens, Kalen Thorien, Simon Thomson, Pierre Muller, traveled to Greenland with Professor Alun Hubbard, in hopes of learning about climate change firsthand. Hubbard, a renowned glaciologist, joined the crew to collect data on the Greenland ice sheet. The group of skiers soon learned that the only thing greater than their desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland’s second highest peak, was the size of their carbon footprint traveling there and they became loaded with guilt

Mont Forel was the expedition’s main objective, and the second highest peak in Greenland sitting on the line between mountains to the east and the open ice sheet to the west. Alun collected ice core samples from Greenland’s ice sheet to help determine if the ice is melting at high elevations –something it should not be doing. The film trailer can be seen at https://vimeo.com/187719461

DOUBLE Feature! The second film, recently premiering at the Banff Film Festival, is about one man’s adventures in electric car travel. Red Barn doors, 347 Division St. in Leavenworth, open at 6:30PM for community social and no-host refreshments. Free event, donations welcome!

Questions? Call or email Rebecca Ryan, (509)548-0181 x2, rryan@wenatcheeriverinstitute.org