Ninety-Pound Rucksack: An Evening with Christian Beckwith

March 13, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friends of Sawtooth Avalanche Center and Sun Valley Community School’s Outdoor Program welcome Christian Beckwith, host of the acclaimed podcast, ‘Ninety Pound Rucksack.’


Christian Beckwith has spent his career immersed in the world of alpinism as a climber, writer, editor, and social leader. His list of accomplishments is extensive: In 1996, Christian became the youngest person to edit the world’s premier mountaineering journal, the American Alpine Journal. He founded and now serves as board chair of the Teton Climbers’ Coalition, co-founded Alpinist Magazine, and founded SHIFT, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the advancement of nature as a social determinant of health. In 2023, he was inducted into the 10th Mountain Division’s Warrior Hall of Fame for services rendered to the Division. Christian’s latest project, Ninety-Pound Rucksack, is a podcast that examines the stories that made the 10th Mountain Division famous as well as those history has forgotten. Christian will speak about his fascinating research on the 10th Mountain Division, its ties to the Sun Valley area, and how it contributed to the birth of outdoor recreation, avalanche science, and wilderness rescue. WHERE: Community School Theater WHEN: Wednesday, March 13 | Doors at 5pm, talk at 5:30pm TICKETS: $20/adults, $10/students To learn more about Christian and Ninety-Pound Rucksack, visit


ADULT Ticket (18+)

$20.00 (1 Attendee)

STUDENT/YOUTH Ticket (under 18)

$10.00 (1 Attendee)

Students and minors may enter for half price.


Wed, March 13, 2024

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MDT


The Community School

1 Community School Drive

Sun Valley, ID 83353