The short film, “Ordinary Mountaineers” is not the story of professional athletes, or professional climbers, but the story of 12 ordinary people, with normal jobs, families, dreams and desires, that decide to attempt to climb a 19,000 foot peak in Peru. For most everyone on this trip, this will be their first attempt to climb a big mountain and together they will learn about the trials and tribulations, the mental and physical struggles, the successes and failures and what it takes to be successful on such an endeavor. Please join us at the Little Rock Climbing Center for a great night screening the film followed by a questions and answer session with the film producer and expedition leader Dan Nash.
Dan Nash founded Hiking the Ozarks in 2007, after spending most of his life in the outdoors, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing and camping. As the CEO, Dan coordinates the various programs offered by Hiking the Ozarks, along with instructing various outdoor education classes, participating in the guiding program and testing and reviewing gear for various outdoor companies and places like the Gear Institute, Backpackers Review and Backpacker Magazine. Dan has backpacked, climbed and guided on 5 continents and in both the Himalaya and Ande ranges. Dan is certifed as a Level III Backpacking Guide through the Professional Hiking Guides Association (PHGA), along with being on the board of directors for the PHGA.