The Rocky Mountaineers is an outdoor club based in Missoula, Montana that offers adventure opportunities and promotes the acquisition of skills necessary to thrive in the mountain environment.

February Feature Presentation

The Crown of the Continent Program

Tuesday, February 12th - Imagine Nation Brewing Company- 6:00-8:00pm

Get there early if you want a seat!  The room only holds 45.


Rising in northwest Montana, southern Alberta and British Columbia, a swath of elevated geography is cast on a colossal scale - immense, vast and dramatic. Here nature mustered many of her greatest powers to create a glorious 13 million-acre masterpiece. Mountain building not only thrust massifs skyward, but also pushed them eastward over the sedimentary strata underlying the prairie grass. Eventually, massive forces of ice created valley and alpine glaciers, which when set in motion shaped an uncommon landscape that stands with the best mountain majesty on earth.


At 6:00pm on Tuesday Feb 12th at Imagine Nation Brewing Company’s “The Center” room, Rick and Susie will present a program on the Crown of the Continent. A narrative will accompany about 115 photos of all corners of this intact natural system.


Rick and Susie Graetz are publishers, authors and photographers and own Northern Rockies Publishing Co.  Rick is a Geography professor at The University of Montana and teaches courses on Montana, The Crown of the Continent, The Greater Yellowstone, High Asia and numerous field courses under the heading Mountain Field Studies.  Susie is the Managing Editor of the Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Magazine.  Together they have penned articles for numerous national publications and were the authors of the syndicated newspaper column This Is Montana. The couple has authored

more than 30 books for many areas of Montana, Southeast Asia, the Himalaya and West Indies. Through The University of Montana Press, they have written books on Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and were part of a team that produced a textbook on Central Asia.


NOTE:  The Center Room has very limited seating (approx. 36 seats) plus standing room for another 10-12 people.  First come, first served!


Doors open at 6:00.  Come in, grab a beverage, and JOIN US!


Looking Ahead…

March 12th- Jeff Shapiro- Climbing Expeditions to China and India

April 9th- Jesse Crocker- 2018 Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race

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