Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center


Sun, November 19, 2023

The Avalanche Factor with Joe Stock

Wednesday, November 29, 6:00PM
Bearpaw River Brewing Company Taproom (Palmer-Wasilla Hwy)

Join HPAC as we host local guide, avalanche instructor, and author Joe Stock for a presentation marking the release of his newest book, “The Avalanche Factor.” Joe will talk about the book and dive into one of its topics, luck and avalanches.

About Joe: Joe is an internationally licensed IFMGA Mountain Guide based in Anchorage, Alaska. He has been climbing and skiing around the world for over 30 years with extensive time in the mountains of Alaska, New Zealand, the western United States, South America, and the European Alps.

Since 1995, Joe has been freelance writing for magazines, starting with a feature article in Rock & Ice on climbing the Balfour Face on Mount Tasman in New Zealand. Since then, he has published numerous articles on mountain adventures and technique in magazines such as Climbing, Backcountry, Alaska, and Trail Runner. In 2022, the third edition of his book, The Alaska Factor, was published.

Cost: This event is donation-based/pay what you can. We don’t want cost to be a barrier to accessing avalanche information and education. Funds collected will directly support HPAC, a 501(c)3 non-profit avalanche center.

Where and When: We’ll be there at 6PM and the presentation starts at 6:30PM. Please note that this event is at the Taproom at 4605 E. PALMER-WASILLA HIGHWAY, not the restaurant.