Portland, Oregon. The Outdoor Program at Portland State University and Portland Mountain Rescue are hosting the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. The festival will be held in the Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Ballroom (room #355) at Portland State University on Thursday January 31st, 2008 from 6:30 to 11:00 pm. There will be a raffle, silent auction, and an excellent selection of adventure films. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Portland Mountain Rescue.
Portland Mountain Rescue is an organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and education. The students of the Outdoor Program at PSU are helping to organize the festival in order to support the people who help keep us safe in the mountains. PMR is a non-profit, volunteer organization. All funding is derived from individual donations, grants and other types of fundraising. PMR does not receive financial support from the government. Team members do not receive compensation for their work and are not reimbursed for their expenses whatsoever. PMR staff spend countless hours of their free time - and occasionally their work time - training and learning so that they will be ready to respond to a search and rescue operation on a moment's notice.
Twenty-nine years ago, a group of climbers and friends cut the ribbon on Mountainfilm in Telluride. Add neighbor Royal Robbins, the American Alpine Club's Bob Craig, and you could darn well print a letterhead. Former Climbing owner/publisher Michael Kennedy and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard joined up shortly thereafter and an idea crept toward becoming an institution. For over a quarter of a century, the Festival has sustained the founder's dream—evolving (mutating perhaps) but still true to the core idea that friends, adventure, passion, and powerful ideas are as seductive as ever.
Please come support Portland Mountain Rescue while enjoying a fantastic evening of adventure films. Tickets are available at the PSU box office, through Ticketmaster, or at the door.