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Bristlecone Mountain Sports & Faux Reel Films presents: It’s All Up Hill From Here, the John Seipel Story

February 24, 2022 @ TACAW Doors open at 5:30PM

Who: Bristlecone Mountain Sports, Faux Reel Films, Huts For Vets 10th Mountain Hut Association, Polar Star Inn, FastG8

What: Premier of “It’s All Up Hill From Here, The John Seipel Story” along with other short films related to Veterans and a couple HFV short films by Krysia Carter-Gietz

Where: The Art Center at Willits (TACAW) 400 Robinson St, Basalt, CO 81621

When: February 24, 2022 Doors open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM

Why:  To raise money for Huts For Vets and awareness of mental health issues that effect the RFV and beyond.

“It’s All Up Hill From Here” is a 24 min ski adventure about John Seipel, the outdoorsman that built 7 of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association huts and redefined back country living. The story follows John, Shawn, Nick and the expedition team on a 8 day hut to hut backcountry ski tour. They revisit the past to determine the future in this once in a lifetime opportunity for adventure. Shot on location in Colorado’s wild places.

As the builder of the Polar Star Inn John innovated many hut designs and helped to pioneer the backcountry ski culture that prevails today. Faced with having to let that lifestyle go, John has to pass on his cabin in the woods. But who is worthy to carry the torch of the Polar Star Inn?

Returning Home

By: Jennifer Patronas, USAF Veteran

Reintegration after a deployment does not end on Homecoming Day. Of course, it is an exciting day to be welcomed home, but is followed by a huge adjustment period for the entire family. Everyone changes after deployment. Everyone has unique experiences, good and bad. New habits are developed, good and bad. But afterwards, everyone must live together again and resume life, but things never go back to the way they were before. A new normal had to be created.