Women Outside Adventure Forum by Backcountry Experience
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Various venues in Durango | 6:00pm - 8:00am
The second annual Women Outside Adventure Forum by Backcountry Experience is here! We're setting out to empower and inspire women of all ages (and men, too!) with a rock star lineup of female runners, climbers, skiers, writers, and all-around adventurers.
Big mountain free-skier Alison Gannett
Ultrarunner Anna Frost
National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin
A screening of "Being Here" with filmmaker Hilary Oliver
Morning coffee & a hike with Amanda Goad, founder of the Wild Women's Project
Working Girl Panel Discussion with Erika Canfield (Director of Marketing at Outdoor Research), Rosie Mansfield (Product Line Professional at Osprey Packs), Angie Robinson (Vice-President of Darby Communications), and Kelly Watters (Founder of Western Rise)
All proceeds will benefit San Juan Mountain SOLES.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 6-8pm at the Powerhouse Science Center, Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO
Ultrarunner Anna Frost & filmmaker Hilary Oliver
Anna Frost is a two-time champion of the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run and numerous other long distance races around the world. Overcoming both injury and depression, Anna has become one of the most recognized faces in the running world and has managed to make a career out of her two passions: running and traveling.
Hilary Oliver’s film “Being Here” won the People’s Choice Award at the 5Point Film Festival in 2016. “Being Here” is a beautiful poetic ode to the desert wilderness we all love. Watch the film and ask her about her inspiration in a Q&A session afterwards.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 6-8pm at Eolus, 919 Main Ave., Durango, CO
National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin
National Geographic Adventurer, author, and activist Shannon Galpin will speak at Women Outside on March 28th. Shannon became the first person to mountain bike across the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan, a country where women are not allowed to ride bicycles. She campaigns for women’s rights worldwide and supports the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team. Check out her memoir, Mountain To Mountain.
Tickets are $28 and include a signed copy of Shannon’s book and a complimentary glass of wine. Seating is limited, so call Backcountry Experience for your tickets today! 970-247-5830. Proceeds benefit San Juan Mountain SOLES.
THURSDAY AM, MARCH 30, 8-11am at the Smiley Cafe, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO
Coffee + Hike with Amanda Goad
Living in a rural mountain town is tough. Whether you’re doing the Durango Tango and only staying for the season or making a go of it full time, there’s always the looming question of “How do I build a life and a lifestyle in the mountains?” Amanda, co-founder of Wild Women’s Project and BoldBrew, both in Durango, thinks it starts with one simple concept, “having the will to not wait for the right time, but to create the right time.” But where do we start? And most importantly, how do we foster more women leaders in our rural mountain communities?
Join us for coffee and a hike. We’ll discuss these challenges and advantages, while connecting with other like-minded women making a life for ourselves in Durango.
THURSDAY PM, MARCH 30, 6-8pm at the Durango Arts Center Theatre, 802 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO
Big mountain free skier Alison Gannett and the Working Girl Panel Discussion
Alison Gannett is an Osprey athlete, World Champion freeskier, professional mountain-biker, self-sufficient farmer, and founder of numerous nonprofits including Save the Snow. There’s a good chance you’ve seen in her numerous movies, TV shows, and glossy magazine shoots. Alison advocates for the environment and sustainable living, runs the KEEN Rippin Chix Camps, and has fought a malignant brain tumor since 2013 by pursuing a ketogenic diet and healthy lifestyle change.
See what it's like to work in the outdoor industry with the Working Girl Panel Discussion, featuring Erika Canfield (Director of Marketing at Outdoor Research), Rosie Mansfield (Product Line Professional at Osprey Packs), Angie Robinson (Vice-President of Darby Communications), Jenny Vierling (Co-Founder of Tailwind Nutrition), and Kelly Watters (Founder of Western Rise). The discussion will be moderated by National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Galpin.
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