Ever since overcoming severe health issues and obesity, and since he found his passion in the outdoors, Vitaliy has been on a mission to explore the world and his own limitations as an athlete. Though he works full time as an ER nurse, he finds time and joy from going on international expeditions, scrambling, photographing, climbing bigwalls, putting up major first ascents, repeating classic trad climbs, trail running and simple pleasures such as becoming a small part of a vast landscape.
His love of the Sierra Nevada culminated with the biggest high altitude technical traverse in the Western Hemisphere and much more meaningful contribution to the local community – a three volume climbing guidebook to technical routes in the High Sierra.
This evening is sponsored by Distant Brewing. The Winter Adventure Speaker series will run every Thursday from January 20- March 3. Tickets are $15 dollars each and will include admission, drink-ticket, and a chance to win door prizes from local businesses.