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March 2018

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Salem Cinema, 1127 Broadway St NE # 170
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Dirtbag is sold out, thank you all for your support!   Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is coming to Salem! Brought to you by the Chemeketans Climbing Club and Salem Summit Company. The makers of the film have this to say about the show's star: "Fred Beckey is the original American 'Dirtbag' mountaineer. The ground breaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the…

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April 2018

Gear Closet Sale

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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The Gear Closet sale is your chance to turn your old gear into new gear and get great deals on used gear you want. Here’s how it works: Selling 1) Bring your used casual and technical outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment that you want to sell down to Salem Summit on weekdays between March 26th and April 5th. 2) You set a sale price for your items (we are happy to advise and suggest a price range) and complete the…

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How to Lightweight Backpack-Osprey Packs

April 10 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Summit, 240 Commercial Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Ultralight backpacking isn’t just for the most hardcore thru-hikers. It can also be advantageous for weekend warriors or section hikers. To help with the planning process, Salem Summit Company is hosting an evening with Osprey Packs and Summit Sales NW to provide some insight on how to lighten your backpacking load without compromising comfort or safety. Topics to be covered: -How to plan out your backpacking gear list -Picking and sizing the proper bag for your trip -Packing tips and…

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October 2018

Gear Closet Sale

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 4:00 pm

The Gear Closet sale is your chance to turn your old gear into new gear and get great deals on used gear you want.  We will have our next Gear Closet sale on October 13th and 14th! Here’s how it works: Selling 1) Bring your used casual and technical outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment that you want to sell down to Salem Summit on weekdays between October 1st and October 11th. 2) You set a sale price for your items…

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Pints and Pulaskis: Trail Maintenance in Salem

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for Pints and Pulaskis as we welcome Salem's new trail work group, the Salamanders. The Salamanders will be bringing the tools of their trade into the shop to teach us about the need for trail maintenance in our area and the great work they are doing to address that need. Salem Ale Works is generously providing some of their finest beer, free for you to enjoy as you browse the shop and learn about how you can help…

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November 2018

Tales from the Trail: Sierra High Route

November 1 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

In August Sue Nelson and friends completed the Sierra High Route (SHR). The SHR is a 195-mile (not counting resupplies or exiting) trekking route that runs north-south across the heart of the Sierra Nevada Range, through Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, John Muir Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Yosemite National Park. Sixty percent of the High Route is off-trail, posing challenges both physical and mental as you attempt to navigate dangerous, unmarked terrain. You cross over 33 mountain passes, almost always…

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Evening with Oregon Wild: Wild and Scenic Rivers

November 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

photo courtesy of Ellli Manoogian-O'Dell Join Salem Summit Company and our friends at Oregon Wild for a night of conservation conversation and learn how you can be an advocate for Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters. We will also be raffling off two Patagonia Black Hole 30L Packs in support of Oregon Wild, courtesy of Patagonia.   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In honor of this monumental legislation, we'll be talking about how…

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Welcome Winter Party!

November 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Come and meet up with other winter sports enthusiasts and novices to welcome winter. Give or get expert advice on winter travel, learn about snowshoe, cross -country ski, backcountry tours, hut to hut skiing, avalanche education opportunities and alpine touring trips in our area. Staff members will also be available to fit cross-country boots, cross-country skis, and snowshoes, so when the snow starts falling you can be ready to run by the shop and grab some rentals or purchase some…

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December 2018

Avalanche Awareness: Know Before You Go

December 4 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us for an informative presentation on how to stay safe during backcountry snow travel. Whether you are an occasional snowshoer or an aspiring backcountry skier, this class will give you great tools for planning trips and making decisions when you're outside. Bruce Moffatt, an experienced backcountry skier and ski guide, will share his expert knowledge and tips on how to make sure you stay safe during your winter outings! Bruce has been backcountry skiing since 1972. He has worked…

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Snowshoe 101

December 12 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Have the winter rains and snow-packed trails put a damper on your hiking plans? Never fear, great days in the outdoors don't end when the cold temperatures roll in, it's just time to switch to snowshoes! Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy your favorite trails in the darkest days of winter. Join us at the shop as experienced outdoorsman, adventurer, and Chemeketan Climb Leader Mike Rudy provided how-to information for beginner snowshoers, as well as some tips and tricks…

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