Jerry Dodrill – Explorations in the Celestial Range

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Time & Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30)

Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road.

Jerry Dodrill will showcase his climbing and photographic expeditions in the Tien Shan (Celestial) Mountain ranges of Kyrgyzstan and Northwest China. Part one of Jerry’s slideshow will share the story of his expedition with Mike Libecki to scale the unclimbed “Grand Poobah” (5,697M) in a remote corner of the Chinese Tien Shan. Part two will showcase images from his recent photographic exploration of the remote mountains and dramatic lakes of Central and Eastern Kyrgyzstan. Known as the “Switzerland of Central Asia,” the Kyrgyz Republic is an alpinist’s paradise adventure traveler’s dream, with a vibrant culture, vast glaciers and high mountains on a scale rivaled only by the Himalaya.

Jerry is a long time board member and former president of the Rock Ice & Mountain Club. He has over thirty years of climbing experience, is a professional photographer who leads workshops and tours, and is a senior contributor to California Climber Magazine. Jerry lives with his wife Arienne in the coastal town of Bodega. To see more of his work visit







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