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Travel films & events: Talk on climbing mountains in South America

Plus, a presentation on photography and a field class at Joshua Tree.

September 22, 2013

SOUTH AMERICA

Presentation

Jared Vagy will share his experiences in South America climbing glaciated mountains, technical rock walls, remote icy peaks and an attempt at Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas.

When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Presentation

Eric Poppleton will present digital and printed media from his globe-trotting expeditions as well as tips and tricks of the trade.

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at the Adventure 16 store, 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Admission, info: Free. (310) 473-4574

JOSHUA TREE

Field class

Participants will take brief walks and be introduced to the ecological, cultural and historical richness of the desert as well as learn the basics of how to write haiku and other short forms of poetry.

When, where: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree.

Admission, info: $60, (760) 367-5539.

Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com.

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