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Adventure Arts Series to feature climber Daly Oct. 22

To help promote outdoor recreational activities through a series of films, speakers and music, the New Mexico State University Outdoor Recreation program will hold the Adventure Art Series throughout the coming months.

October's event will feature professional climber Malcolm Daly, who will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Rio Grande Theatre.

Daly founded the high-end climbing equipment company, Trango. Daly is also on the board of directors for Paradox Sports, a company that makes adaptive equipment for the physically disabled to perform outdoor, recreational sports.

Daly had one of his legs amputated after a climbing accident in 1999, but he still continues to climb, ski, snowboard, run, bike and kayak. The mission of Paradox Sports is to provide inspiration, opportunities and adaptive equipment to the disabled community, empowering their pursuit of a life of excellence through human-powered outdoor sports.

Tickets for the event are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. They can be purchased from the Aggie Recreational Equipment Store, Room 108 in the Athletic Center, or at http://www.riograndetheatre.com.

This year is the first time the Adventure Arts Series has been held, and Ben Gabriel, assistant director of NMSU Rec-Sports, said the goal of the series is to inform people more about outdoor recreational activities, the environment and to broaden the outdoor community.

For more information on the Adventure Art Series, contact Gabriel or NMSU Outdoor Recreation at (575) 646-4252.