Alpenglow Speaker Series - Adrian Ballinger
This event has raised over $170,000 for local non-profits in the North Lake Tahoe community.
Benefits Truckee Tahoe Land Trust
As a professional athlete first and foremost, Adrian is the only American who has skied two 8,000 meter peaks, was the first person to ski Manaslu, the 8th tallest mountain in the world, and in 2011 became the first person to summit three 8,000 meter peaks in only 3 weeks (Everest twice and Lhotse once). He is the only American guide to have both AMGA/IFMGA guide’s certifications and has achieved more than 10 summits of 8,000 meter peaks (including 6 summits of Mt. Everest). In the fall of 2019 Ballinger became one of the few people on the planet to summit K2, the second-highest peak in the world, without the use of supplemental oxygen.