Events & Experiences

Upcoming Events

ESIA is hosting the fifth annual Winter Adventure Series in Mammoth Lakes, January through February 2020. Educating, motivating, and inspiring attendees to explore the Eastern Sierra, the series includes presentations and films by professional athletes, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and outdoor enthusiasts. The Winter Adventure Series is supported by The Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and funding from Measure U.

Winter Adventure Series 2020 Schedule
Where: U.S. Forest Service Auditorium, Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center
When: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., events begin at 7:00 p.m.

General tickets: $15, under 18 free
Desert and Montane Members: $13.50
Alpine Members: $12.75
Summit Members: $11.25
Admission includes one beverage of your choice.
Bring your own cup or mug, or purchase an $8 ESIA stainless steel mug onsite.

January 23: Rock Climbing, Foundation for Life
Katie Lambert, Local professional climber
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Katie Lambert will weave a tale of how rock climbing has been the foundation for her life – from the bayous of Louisiana to the granite of the Sierra… Read full summary

January 30: ROTPUNKT Film Screening
Ken Etzel and Chelsea Jolly
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Rotpunkt documents the advent, the agony and the art of the redpoint through Alex Megos’s efforts to redefine the boundaries of the form. The film… Read full summary

February 6: Save the Last Dance Author Talk
Noppadol Paothong, Sage-grouse photographer
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The impressive and at times bizarre courtship dances of prairie-chickens, sage-grouse, and sharp-tailed grouse are known to nature lovers as one… Read full summary

February 11: Free Climbing Photos and Stories
Kate Rutherford, Local professional climber
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Join us for stunning photos and stories about how local Eastern Sierra resident Kate Rutherford started off her climbing career in Yosemite free… Read full summary

February 13: La Grave 4K Film Screening
Johnny Collinson, Professional skier and mountaineer
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With no ropes, no pistes and no one telling you where you can and can’t go, La Grave, France represents a very special type of freedom rarely found… Read full summary

February 20: Surf the Ganges: A quest for purity amongst pollution Film Screening
Ryan Salm, Photographer, cinematographer, and photo journalist
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The spiritual journey of four friends from California as they embark on an epic adventure down the Ganges River, the most revered and potentially… Read full summary