Andy Selters Slideshow
Andy Selters' live multi-media documentary Mountains of the Blue Sheep portrays his recent expedition to a previously unexplored area at the northern tip of India.
This slideshow is Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 pm in Beckman Institute Auditorium, Caltech, Pasadena. It is free of cost and there will be a reception beforehand with free food, drinks, and of course a bunch of local climbers to chat with.
In the summer of fall of 2012, with three Canadians and four Indian climbers, mountaineer, writer, and photographer Andy Selters went to an area at the northern tip of India that, due to border disputes, had been prohibited and unexplored. The team climbed and named several peaks over 20,000 feet high, and they discovered high passes and wildlife. After climbing, Selters stayed on in an isolated village that had not hosted a Westerner before. He befriended the people and documented much of their vanishing, traditional way of life. Mixing photographs, recorded audio, and live narration, Selters' show Mountains of the Blue Sheep portrays the expedition and the village people, and tells the hidden history of one of the world's most remarkable yet least known mountain areas.
Andy Selters has climbed and led treks throughout much of the Himalaya and Tibet. He is a renowned photographer, and the author of several important mountaineering books, including Ways to the Sky, the award-winning, definitive history of North American mountaineering.
The location is Beckman Institute Auditorium on Caltech's campus in Pasadena. If you came to the Banff Film Festival 2013, Beckman Institute is just west of the giant circular "wedding cake" building past a long fountain. Otherwise check out the Caltech interactive campus map or the Google map at the end of this page. Parking after 5 PM is easy and free. We recommend that you park in "Structure 1" in the visitor parking guide or on any of the streets around Caltech. Parking near the intersection of Wilson and San Pasqual would be perfect, since this is the closest intersection to the venue.
Here are the latitude and longitude of the venue: 34.139379N 118.126507W. Here is a Google Map.