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CDT Thru-Hike 147 day along America's Great Divide

On April 18, 2016, Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa set off from Crazy Cook Monument and walked north to the US/Canadian border along the length of the CDT in 147 days. Allgood who has spent a better part of the past 24 years long-distance hiking will share his tales from the trail, stunning photos, and some humorous stories from his time out there. Joining "Allgood" will be Teresa Martinez the Executive director of the CDTC to talk about the trail organization and the work they are doing.

WHO IS Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa grew up in rural NH where he forged his love of the outdoors and activities such as fishing, skiing, and his true love backpacking. His time spent in Boy Scouts helped him hone is outdoor skills as he worked his way to becoming and Eagle Scout and fueled his passion for long distance hiking.

About Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

Date: January 30th, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm

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Heather "Anish" Anderson Book Signing

Come join us for an evening with Montbell Ambassador Heather "Anish" Anderson. Heather will be discussing her journey from hiker to author of her new book, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home. During the evening she will be sharing stories from the PCT and readings from the book. This is a great chance to meet the author and get a signed copy of the new book.

Who is Heather?

Heather was recently chosen by National Geographic as a “2019 Adventurer of the Year.” In part due to her recent feat of becoming the first female to complete the Triple Crown in a calendar year and having hiked nearly 30,000 miles since 2003.

She also holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013)–hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 min, which broke the previous men's record by four days and established the first female record. She also holds the female self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) in a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes, and the Arizona Trail (2016) which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

Since 2003 Heather has hiked nearly 30,000, including 13 thru-hikes:

● Appalachian Trail in 2003, 2015, and 2018
● Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, 2013, and 2018
● Continental Divide Trail in 2006, 2017, and 2018
● John Muir Trail in 2005
● Wonderland Trail in 2010
● Arizona Trail in 2016
● Oregon Desert Trail in 2017

She is also an ultra-marathon runner and has completed six 100 mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50k and 50 mile events. She has attempted the infamous Barkley Marathons four times, starting a third loop once. She is also an avid mountaineer and peakbagger working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad. When not on an adventure Anish speaks regularly about her adventures and her first book Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home.

Date: June 19th, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

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Come meet Kumamon

Kumamon is visiting Colorado and will be stopping by the Montbell Denver Store

Kumamon will be visiting places around the area to express gratitude to the citizens of Colorado for helping Kumamoto prefecture during the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake in Japan.

Who is Kumamon?
Kumamon is the mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture. Started working on March 12th, the day the entire route of Kyushu Shinkansen started operations.

Where is Kumamon from?
Kumamoto is located in Kyushu, the southernmost of the 4 main islands of Japan. It is well known for its natural beauty as 21% of Kumamoto has been designated as National Parks. It is also well known for Mt. Aso, an active volcano with the world’s largest caldera.

Why is he visiting Montbell Denver?
On April 16th, 2016, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Kumamoto area. In response, Outdoor GIENTAI mobilized to provide relief efforts to the area. Damage to infrastructure in the area was widespread and utilities did not return to some areas until weeks after the earthquake. Outdoor GIENTAI was able to deliver 262 tents, 625 sleeping bags and 347 sleeping pads to residents of the area. In addition, Montbell collected $290,423 in donations. Montbell staff also traveled to Kumamoto and helped with cleanup and removing debris from residential areas.

What is Outdoor GIENTAI?
Formed in response to the Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, Montbell organized the outdoor industry to provide aid to those affected by natural disasters. Since 1995, Outdoor GIENTAI has mobilized several times in response to natural disasters in Japan and around the world.
Outdoor GIENTAI (Montbell Japan Website)

Date: February 13th, 2019

Time: 11:10 am to 11:40 am

11:10 Kumamon Arrives
11:15 Opening ceremony and words from Kumamon
11:25 Kumamon gears up at the Montbell store
11:35 Meet Kumamon
11:40 Kumamon departs


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