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Winter Words with Sasha DiGiulian – Paepcke Auditorium & Livestreamed

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7


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Attend three in-person events at Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen and one in-person event at TACAW in Basalt

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🎟️ MORE WAYS TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Visit Explore Booksellers (221 E. Main St., Aspen), 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday-Sunday, or stop by the Aspen Words lunchtime box office in the Red Brick Center for the Arts (110 E. Hallam St., Aspen), on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

World-champion climber Sasha Digiulian joins Aspen Words to present excerpts from her memoir, “Take the Lead: Hanging On, Letting Go, and Conquering Life’s Hardest Climbs,” her first book on the subjects of navigating a male-dominated sport, dealing with body dysmorphia in the age of social media, and channeling a competitive spirit into entrepreneurship. If you love Tommy Caldwell’s “Push,” this evening of literature, the examination of risk-taking, and stimulating conversation is not to be missed.

Moderator: Caroline Tory, Aspen Words managing director

Event location: Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen (1000 N 3rd St). Parking is limited.

Doors: 5:30 p.m. | Talk: 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Book-signing to follow. Explore Booksellers will be selling books.


Sasha DiGiulian is a world champion climber and three-time U.S. national champion. At thirty years old, she’s traveled to over fifty countries and accomplished over thirty first female ascents. In 2016, she graduated from Columbia University with a focus on journalism and business and in 2022 became the founder and CEO of SEND Bars, a superfood nutrition bar company. In addition to being featured in dozens of magazines and new media pieces, she wrote for many publications including Outside magazine, National Geographic, Rock and Ice, Self, Seventeen and Crave. Sasha is an outspoken environmental activist and a global athlete ambassador for Right to Play, Protect Our Winters and Up2Us Sports. She served on the board of the Women’s Sports Foundation for six years and travels globally for expeditions, speaking engagements, sporting events and commercial work.

Thanks to our partners at Explore Booksellers and Bookbinders Basalt,
Aspen Words members receive 20% off Winter Words book titles.

Thank you to our season presenting sponsors

Diane & William Hunckler

Beth & Josh Mondry

Helen & Wally Obermeyer


Thanks also to our local partners:


February 6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-7
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Paepcke Auditorium
1000 N 3rd St.
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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