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Scenes from Salidan Craig Nielson’s mountaineering trip to Bolivia (courtesy photo).

Salida mountaineer Craig Nielson will present “A Bolivia Travelogue” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Salida SteamPlant theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Nielson will present a slideshow and discussion about high-altitude mountaineering and cultural acclimatization inspired by his climbing trip to Bolivia. Nielson will donate proceeds from the evening to support of the proposed Mountain Heritage Park, a Chipeta Mountain Project initiative.

The Chipeta Mountain Project, its supporters and friends, held the Chipeta Rising Celebration in October 2017 to honor the move of the name Chipeta Mountain from its original, undistinguished elevation of 12,850 feet to the mountain’s prominent peak at 13, 472 feet above sea level, which is visible throughout the valley. The celebration also honored the history of the indigenous people who lived in our valley.

Stay tuned for more information about the Mountain Heritage Park initiative and its strategic and valuable contribution to our community. Please help spread the word, share and bring a friend to this evening of mountain climbing and cultural adventures in Bolivia. The cost is $5 at the door.

submitted by the Chipeta Mountain Project