Shred Talks: An Evening of Mountain Storytelling @ Great Hall at Green Lake, Seattle [18 January]

Shred Talks: An Evening of Mountain Storytelling

19:00 - 22:00

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Great Hall at Green Lake
7220 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115
Join us for an evening of mountain storytelling featuring three short stories told by adventurers whose lives are defined by the mountains.

Beverages donated by 10 Barrel and light appetizers will be provided. You can find more information on parking and other details below the speaker bios.


Ingrid Backstrom

After graduating from Whitman College, the call of the mountains drew her to Squaw Valley, California, to put in what she thought would be a year-long stint as a ski bum. However, it only took a few freeskiing contests for Ingrid to realize that she had found her niche.

She placed top three in 13 of 16 freeskiing contests entered and has been awarded Breakthrough Performance in 2005, 5-time Best Female Performance, and ten-time Reader Poll winner for her roles in 9 Matchstick Productions films at the annual Powder Magazine Video Awards, in addition to appearing in the 2007 documentary Steep, All.I.Can and Into the Mind by Sherpas Cinema, six Warren Miller films, and 2015‘s The Great Siberian Traverse by Powder Magazine and Sherpas Cinema. Her travels with The North Face have allowed her to make first descents in Baffin Island, Greenland, and 20,000ft Reddomaine Peak in China, as well as a ski descent of Denali. She was named one of 50 most influential action sports athletes in 2013 by ESPN.

Scott Rinckenberger

Scott Rinckenberger is a Seattle based fine art landscape and adventure photographer specializing in capturing the most pristine and wild places his legs, skis and bikes will carry him. After training under one of the highest profile photographers in the industry, Scott seamlessly segued a professional ski career into a successful photography business built on sharing images and stories accessed through a love of adventure and exploration. Scott's work has been featured in art exhibitions worldwide, and Scott has appeared widely in the North American media both as a photographer and as an outdoor athlete. Scott's commercial clients include REI, Apple, Patagonia, Red Bull and Intel.

Lel Tone

When it comes to skiing, fitness, reality TV competitions—or just life in general—Lel Tone earns the highest marks in every discipline.

During the winter, she throws bombs as an avalanche forecaster for Squaw Valley Ski Patrol, and navigates steep, complicated terrain as a lead guide in Alaska with Chugach Powder Guides and for Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. She was named one of the World’s Top Ten Guides by Outside Magazine in 2014 and the Best Outdoor Guide by Sunset Magazine in 2015. Tone holds Level 3 avalanche certifications and is a licensed blaster in California. She is also an instructor with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) and the National Ski Patrol, as well as a certified EMT.

Event details:

Unfortunately, there are no parking spaces specifically for the Great Hall. Most street parking to the West is free residential, while most to the East has paid parking meters on it. There is a park-and-ride just under I-5 at roughly 65th and 8th if you're up for a 10ish minute walk. PCC also has underground parking where you can get 24 hours of parking for $10 (more times / rates here) and is just a block away.
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