Oct 20

Adventure Skiing Slideshows: Kick Back, Support Wildlands, Get Lucky!

On October 24th and 25th, Moretown, VT-based skiers, photographers and storytellers, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson, of Ember Photography, will kick off their 8th Annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series, with several shows planned for Vermont. They will begin the season with two showings of their multi-media slideshow, Two Wheels, Two Planks – Norway, at the Joslin Library in Waitsfield and at Onion River Sports in Montpelier, Vermont. The show features their recent bicycle-powered skiing through Norway’s remote and beautiful Arctic region.

“The combination of cycling, camping and backcountry skiing gave us tremendous freedom to explore Norway’s spectacular mountains and culture,” says Johnson, who along with her husband, Mohr, and two close friends, recently spent more than four weeks in Arctic Norway assignment for Patagonia, and WEND and Adventure Cyclist magazines. “We had dreamt about a bicycle-powered adventure of this sort for many years…so it was a dream come true.”

On Nov. 7th, partnering with the Vermont Land Trust, the couple will present the latest edition of Off Piste in the Northeast, their ever-evolving show celebrating skiing adventure in the Northeast US. This show will be a fundraiser for the Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Lands project. Then, at local venues over the holidays, they’ll also unveil their newest show, Two Wheels, Two Planks – THE ALPS, which features another bicycle-powered skiing adventure through the rugged Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps.

During their shows, Mohr and Johnson weave still photos, video footage and music with their own off-the-cuff narration. The shows run approximately one hour, and are followed by a raffle of outdoor gear donated by a variety of local business and outdoor brands. Mohr and Johnson co-own Ember Photography (www.EmberPhoto.com), publish www.AdventureSkier.com, and are regular contributors to the outdoor media. Much of their work helps to promote the careful enjoyment and protection of wild lands in North America, the Arctic and the Andes. (More info below.)

Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series 2012-13
Presented by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson / Ember Photography

Show #1: Two Wheels, Two Planks: Bicycle-Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway
@ Joslin Memorial Library in Waitsfield, VT
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at 7pm
Admission: FREE

Show #2: Two Wheels, Two Planks: Bicycle-Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway
@ Onion River Sports in Montpelier, VT
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:30pm
Admission: FREE + Raffle of Outdoor Gear ($5 raffle tickets)

Show #3: Off Piste in the Northeast: A Celebration of Northeast Skiing Adventure
(Benefit for the Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Lands project – in partnership with the VT Land Trust)
@ The Film House at Main Street Landing – Burlington, VT
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 7pm
Admission: FREE + Benefit Raffle ($5 tickets/5 for $20)

2013: Two Wheels, Two Planks – THE ALPS

(w/ the Green Mountain Club)
@ Mad River Glen Ski Area in Fayston, VT
Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 7pm
Admission: $5 for GMC members; $8 non-members + Raffle of Outdoor Gear

Brian Mohr, EmberPhoto ~ 802-496-5434 ~ [email protected]

ABOUT: The Wild People, Wild Places project is an ongoing series of exhibits and slideshows designed to inspire the public to enjoy and protect the very places featured. Through their shows, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson share stories and images from their backcountry skiing, paddling, backpacking and cycling adventures throughout the Northeast, the Arctic, the southern Andes, Europe and North America. Mohr and Johnson photograph for a wide variety of editorial, fine art, wedding and commercial clients. Their work is widely published. For more information, please contact the photographers by phone or email, or visit their websites: www.emberphoto.com and www.adventureskier.com ###

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