Alpenglow Sports presents: Brendan Leonard
Critically acclaimed Semi-Rad.com author Brendan Leonard will present stories from his newest book, Sixty Meters to Anywhere. Leonard, a contributing editor at Climbing Magazine, Adventure Journal, and The Dirtbag Diaries is a refreshing take on the adrenaline-filled extreme sports world. Denver-based Leonard is most known for the funny and inspirational adventure essays he's published on Semi-Rad.com since 2011, but his path to the mountains started in a much darker place. Join him for a "motivational stand-up comedy show” inspired by his new book Sixty Meters to Anywhere, or “How to Change Your Life by Completely Ruining it First. “
When Brendan Leonard moved to the West at age 23, he was a mess. He had a tenuous grip on sobriety, only six months after his last drink had landed him in yet another jail cell. It was the final mistake in a long list that included multiple arrests, wrecked cars, broken bones, fistfights, and ruined relationships. In Montana, he took his first steps into the Rocky Mountains, unwittingly beginning a decade-long obsession with climbing and a journey that would take him all over the West and Europe. Written with unflinching honesty and vulnerability, Sixty Meters to Anywhere is the memoir of a barstool storyteller who left the bar and found adventure, redemption, and a life that almost never happened.
Tickets for the show are $11 advance/$14 door and available HERE. Online ticket sales end at 4 pm on the afternoon of the event. Leonard will be on-hand both before and after the show to sign copies of his book, which will be available to purchase. Please contact Alpenglow Sports with any questions (530) 583-6917.
About Brendan Leonard:
Brendan Leonard's writing has appeared in Alpinist, Climbing, Outside, Men's Journal, High Country News, Adventure Cyclist, National Geographic Adventure, and dozens of other publications. He is a contributing editor at Climbing, Adventure Journal, and the podcast The Dirtbag Diaries. He divides his time between Denver and a roaming 2005 Chevy AstroVan.