Isabel Suppé will be sharing her story at Reach Your Peak

Motivational evening is for lovers of adventure

Anyone with a spirit fuelled by the outdoors will find inspiration and information at Reach Your Peak.

Anyone with a spirit fuelled by the outdoors will find inspiration and information at Reach Your Peak, an event planned for Nelson next month.

Everyone is invited to the Prestige Lakeside Resort on November 7 for an evening of socializing and learning about local businesses over light appetizers and drink.

Sponsors will have booths set up including event platinum sponsors Kootenay Co-op, Save-On -Foods and Nelson Toyota, who are coming to show how their vehicles can be accessorized for outdoor fun.

Other businesses include Mallard’s and Gericks who will have ski gear on display as well as Nelson Brewing Company who will offer samples. Nelson Ford, Phoenix Computers, Whitewater, Cotton Creek Clothing, Ellison’s, Kootenai Moon, Snowpack and Kootenay Dental Arts, Mary Kay and Investors Group will be on hand.

The evening’s main feature will be an appearance by internationally known mountaineer Isabel Suppé. Famous for her story of survival, she will talk about the dramatic fall from the Bolivian mountain Ala Izuierda that took the life of her climbing partner.

Not only did Suppé defy the odds in dragging her battered body across the ice for several days to get help, she is climbing again despite being told she’d never walk again.

Her story has been featured on ESPN and National Geographic and is described in her book Starry Night which Suppé will have along to sign and share.

Kootenay Lake Tourism is participating in the event and executive director Dianna Ducs speaks highly of meeting Suppé and reading her book.

“It is inspirational right from the beginning. It shows us the unyielding power of determination. I look forward to hearing her speak,” Ducs said.

Suppé is looking forward to her Nelson visit. Not only does she love to discover new places as part of her adventurous spirit, sharing her dramatic life experience has become a passion.

The Star is hosting the evening on the heels of a successful women’s event called Find Your Divine which brought leading Canadian author and nutritionist Leslie Beck to Nelson in April.

This time, Reach Your Peak is for both men and women. Star publisher Karen Bennett said being inclusive creates a well-rounded social evening that brings the community together.

“Our event in April was so successful when we started planning Reach Your Peak, we wanted to extend a broader invitation,” she said. “This is sure to be a fun night out with food and drink — and lots of free stuff.”

Not only will sponsoring businesses offer giveaways, an impressive door prize is up for grabs. A raffle is also being put on with proceeds going toward KidSport Nelson.

Early-bird prices of $30 are still available before October 21 on tickets available at the Nelson Star, Whitewater and Cotton Creek Clothing. Admission includes a light appetizer provided by Ric’s Grill and your choice of beer or wine with a cash bar to follow.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.