Royal Robbins: To Be Brave
Legendary Yosemite climbing pioneer, Royal Robbins will be coming to the Bay area March 3, 4, 29 and April 27. Robbins will be discussing the first in his autobiographical series: To Be Brave
Below is a description of the event, which will be an exciting opportunity to hear one of the world's greatest climbers to speak:
CLIMBING LEGEND ROYAL ROBBINS RAPPELS INTO BAY AREA REI
At 75, Robbins Recounts His Life of Daring Adventure
San Francisco, CA – February 19, 2010 – At age 75, Royal Robbins, one of America’s most leading climbing figures of the Golden Age of Yosemite Climbing, still inspires with his bold vision of what makes for truly great climbing. On March 3, 4, 29 and April 27, Robbins will regale outdoor enthusiasts with tales from his adventurous life during “An Evening With Climbing Legend Royal Robbins” at four REI stores in the Bay Area.
Robbins will share stories and images from his many daring exploits including the world’s ﬁrst ascent of Yosemite’s famous Half Dome Face in 1957, and his historic climbs on El Capitan and the Leaning Tower. It was on these magniﬁcent granite towers that Robbins invented his own form of rock climbing. His technique was environmentally friendly, personally challenging and today would be described as an ‘extreme sport’. The rock faces he climbed were preserved and not scarred by pitons and bolts that were typically used by climbers. Robbins forever changed the ethic of climbing worldwide.
Less known but equally remarkable, Robbins transferred his skills from climber to adventure kayaker, making first descents of the headwaters of major California rivers, such as the San Joaquin, the Kern, and the Kings. Following the program, Royal will sign copies of his new autobiography, To Be Brave, My Life: Volume One, published by Pink Moment Press, September 2009. This is a rare chance to meet and be inspired by one of America’s most extraordinary adventurers.
Dates and venues:
7 pm–8:30 pm, Wednesday, March 3 at REI San Carlos
7 pm–8:30 pm, Thursday, March 4 at REI Brentwood
7 pm–8:30 pm, Monday, March 29 at REI Saratoga
7 pm–8:30 pm, Tuesday, April 27 at REI Berkeley
REI Berkeley: 1338 San Pablo Avenue 94702; (510) 527-4140
REI Brentwood: The Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center, 2475 Sand Creek Road,
Suite 100, 94513; (925) 516-3540
REI San Carlos: 1119 Industrial Road, Suite A, 94070; (650) 508-2330
REI Saratoga: 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose 95130; (408) 871-8765
Please note: Registration is optional for REI’s free in-store presentations. If you register, you will receive an email reminder and any program updates. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-served.
If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Royal Robbins, call
Susie Bennitt at 626-226-6392 or email Susie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Royal Robbins writes with the same unflinching courage that made him a climbing legend." - Malcolm Maroglin Founder and Publisher of HeyDey Books
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