Doug Robinson

Dates

Posted on February 16, 2019 Comments Off on Dates

If you’re interested in hearing Doug speak about The Alchemy of Action, climbing, guiding, mountaineering or writing, please go to the CONTACT page and send us a note.

Confirmed Dates, as of Feb. 16, 2019

2019

  • March 1, 2019 (Fri.) @ 7 pm: Vancouver, BC. The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival has invited Doug to do a presentation about The Alchemy of Action. He’ll be at the Frederic Wood Theatre on Friday evening. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts 7:30. Tickets and additional details are available on the VIMFF site.
  • March 16, 2019 (Sat.) @ 7 pm: Mammoth Lakes, CA. Doug will be featured in the Mammoth Mountain Culture Month series. He’ll be talking about his book The Alchemy of Action. Tickets are $10. (Note: no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.) Edison Theatre, 100 College Parkway, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546.
  • Aug. 10, 2019 (Sat.) @ 8 pm: Yosemite National Park, CA. Doug will be present “150 Years of Yosemite Climbing” at the Sierra Club’s Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (formerly LeConte Memorial Lodge). Shuttle Bus Stop #12. Free and open to the public, all programs are limited to 50 guests, due to NPS restrictions and space limitations. Tickets are distributed at 7:15 pm on the evening of the program. Doors open at 7:45 pm. No advanced tickets.

Past Appearances—A Selection of Recent Presentations

2018

  • Nov. 12, 2018 (Mon.): San Diego (Poway), CA. Vertical Hold climbing gym hosted an Alchemy of Action presentation.
  • Nov. 8, 2018 (Thur.): Los Angeles, CA. The Stronghold Climbing Gym hosted an Alchemy of Action presentation.
  • Nov. 2-4, 2018: Bishop, CA. Doug  led TWO tours of Smoke’s Rock Course for the AAC’s Fall Highball Craggin’ Classic. Saturday covered the first half of the course, as in previous years, and new for this year, Sunday covered the second half. Both clinics sold out on the first day of registration. Read Doug’s The Curious Tale of Smoke Blanchard and His Buttermilk Rock Course for more info.
  • Oct. 12-14, 2018: Oakdale, CA. Doug spoke at the Oakdale Climbers Festival. The theme for 2018 was “Reflections on the Golden Age of Big Wall Climbing in Yosemite.” Doug appeared alongside a list of luminaries, including, Yvon Chouinard, Tommy Caldwell, Jim McCarthy, Glen Denny, Joe Fitschen, Chris Jones, Ron Kauk, Corey Rich, Ken Yager, Dick Duane, George Whitmore, Bob Swift (and others).
  • Oct. 11, 2018 (Thur.): Palo Alto, CA. The Stanford Alpine Club hosted an Alchemy of Action presentation.
  • July 19, 2018 (Thur.): Planet Granite, San Francisco gym, CA. Planet Granite hosted a fundraiser for the terrific Yosemite Climber Stewards program. Doug and Yosemite Climbing Ranger Eric Bissell did slideshows and a QA about the program and gym-to-crag considerations.
  • July 18, 2018 (Wed.): San Francisco Patagonia store, CA. Patagonia and Journal of Alta California presented “Conquerors of El Capitan.” Alta publisher Will Hearst interviewed Doug about Yosemite climbing pioneers and Doug’s own extraordinary career for this standing-room only audience of 75.
  • July 6, 2018 (Fri.): Yosemite National Park, CA. Doug presented “149 Years of Yosemite Climbing” at the Sierra Club’s Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (formerly LeConte Memorial Lodge).
  • March 10, 2018 (Sat.): Mammoth Lakes, CA. For the grand finale of the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association’s Winter Adventure Series at the Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center, Doug, along with record-setting ol’ school ski cohorts Marty Hornick and Dick Dorworth, presented “Across the Great Divide,” about skiing in the Sierra Nevada range.

2017

2016

  • Nov. 5, 2016 (Sat.): Bishop, CA. Doug led a tour of Smoke’s Rock Course for the AAC’s Fall Highball Craggin’ Classic. SOLD OUT, AGAIN!
  • Oct. 25, 2016 (Tue.): Portland, OR. “An Evening with Doug Robinson”—a fundraiser to support the Mazama Library & Historical Collections. The presentation will include stories of learning to climb in the Pacific Northwest, a teenager making an epic winter ascent of Shasta, dual soloing Mt. Rainier’s Liberty Ridge with Chris Landry—who then made its first ski descent—and then making the first pin-binding ski descent of Mt. Rainier via the Emmons Glacier. Doug’s photos of that trip landed in Sports Illustrated. Doug will bring bring a few historic “artifacts” to share with the crowd during his presentation. Perhaps you’ll get to see Doug’s classic bamboo-handled Chouinard Piolet, which he used on Liberty Ridge and the second ascent of Ama Dablam.
  • Sept. 27, 2016 (Tue.): Yosemite National Park, CA. Slideshow about the history of climbing in Yosemite Valley for the American Alpine Association’s 2016 International Climbers’ Meet.
  • Sept. 21, 2016 (Wed.): South Lake Tahoe, CA. Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center. Presentation and QA about The Alchemy of Action.
  • July 29, 2016 (Fri.): Yosemite National Park, CA. “147 Years of Yosemite Climbing” at the Sierra Club’s Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center (formerly LeConte Memorial Lodge).
  • Jan. 31, 2016 (Sun.): Alhambra, CA, (LA area). As keynote speaker for the Sierra Club’s Sierra Peaks Section (SPS) 2016 banquet, Doug presented “Mountaineering in the Palisades and the Whitney Massif.”
  • Jan. 30, 2016 (Sat.): La Jolla, CA. D.G. Wills Books. Reading, presentation and QA discussion about The Alchemy of Action.

2015

2014 – THE ALCHEMY OF ACTION BOOK TOUR

2013