In this week’s appearance on the Charlottesville Newsplex, we discussed the upcoming North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series tour stop in Charlottesville presented by Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. The North Face speaker series tour brings the company’s top sponsored adventure athletes to the stage in select cities across the U.S. to share their stories of exploration and discovery. Alpine and big wall climber Mark Synnott will be speaking at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on November 5th, 2013 at 7 p.m. He will be sharing photos and video from his remote, spine climbing excursions from the Arctic to the Amazon and everything in between. This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the top climbers in the world, ask questions, and hang with some like minded people.

The event is free, but you do have to register. You can reserve your spot in the audience here, or purchase reserved seating for $8 and VIP tickets for $20.

Below is the full press release on the event with more details:

Join the Adventure: The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series Brings
Mark Synnott to Charlottesville
The North Face and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports present Off the Map
November 5 – Jefferson Theater – 7 p.m.

ALAMEDA, California – October 22, 2013— The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced that Mark Synnott will come to Charlottesville, Va., as part of the 2013 Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series. The live nationwide tour invites adventure fans from across the country to share in the incredible tales of 14 top athletes from The North Face Team.

Mark Synnott will recount his life’s mission – to seek out and climb the world’s most remote cliffs – to Charlottesville residents on November 5. In Off the Map, presented by The North Face and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Mark, a skilled raconteur known for exploring the most seldom-seen places, will temper his tales of high adrenaline with droll humor. Featuring breathtaking images, the evening will be a celebration of adventure.

Mark’s quest has taken him to some of the far corners of the earth – to the Arctic, the Karakoram, the Ennedi desert and Amazonian jungles. He most recently led an expedition, partnered with National Geographic and The North Face, exploring the Musandam Peninsula in Oman via sailboat.

The presentation will take place at The Jefferson Theater at 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series is a free event; however, general admission tickets must be secured online in advance at www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guaranteed seating tickets for the event may be purchased for $8.00. VIP reception tickets, which include preferred seating, a meet and greet with Mark Synnott, and complimentary refreshments, are available for $20.00.  The VIP reception begins immediately following the presentation, and all VIP ticket proceeds benefit Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. After the presentation, all ticket holders are invited to stay for a free performance by Sturgeon City.

The North Face Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series, presented by GORE-Tex and sponsored by Primaloft and Outside, is taking place Oct. 2 through Dec. 3. For information about additional tour dates and athlete appearances, please visit www.thenorthface.com/speakerseries.

About The North Face®

The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in Alameda, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company’s products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers, and major outdoor specialty retail chains. For more information, go to www.thenorthface.com.