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REEL ROCK Film Tour to Stop at UW

September 12, 2008 — The University of Wyoming will play host to a stop on the third annual REEL ROCK Film Tour at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in the College of Arts & Sciences auditorium.

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program, Cross Country Connection, and Mountain Hardware, The REEL ROCK Film Tour is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The 80-city tour features some of the top climbing and adventure films in the world and provides a forum for climbers ranging from spectator to expert.

The Laramie stop will include a special guest appearance by renowned climber Micah Dash, a three-year member of the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team. He is known for having the first one-day ascent of Nameless Peak in Pakistan and for his free-climbing in Greenland. Dash's climbing was featured on a film that won the Best Climbing Film award at the 2005 Banff Mountain Film Festival.

The REEL ROCK Film Tour, presented by Windstopper and The North Face, features films that have received multiple awards including a Sports Emmy. This year's films by Sender Films and Big UP Productions include world-renowned climbers completing incredible routes and ascents in Colorado, Yosemite, Moab, the Grand Canyon, Czech Republic, Italy and South Africa.

Attendees will be encouraged to make a donation to the Access Fund, which serves as an advocacy organization representing 1.6 million climbers and helping to protect climbing areas across the U.S.

For more information, contact the UW Outdoor Program at (307) 766-2402 or go to the REEL ROCK Film Tour Web site at

Steph Davis

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