Denver-based Brendan Leonard is most known for the funny and inspirational adventure essays he's published on Semi-Rad.com since 2011, but his path to the mountains started in a much darker place. Join him for a "motivational stand-up comedy show” inspired by his new book Sixty Meters to Anywhere. Leonard's writing has appeared in Backpacker,Outside, Men's Journal, High Country News, Adventure Cyclist and dozens of other publications. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and the podcast The Dirtbag Diaries, and he has co-written and coproduced films that have won awards at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the 5Point Film Festival.
“Nothing is off limits for Leonard in this shocking memoir about recovery from addiction and redemption in the mountains.”--Grayson Schaffer, senior editor, Outside