Speaker Series

thesummit_sashaThe Summit: An Evening with Sasha DiGiulian & Colin Haley, Nov. 19 at Revolution Hall
Experience an evening of exploration, pushing boundaries, and denying the existence of limits as you hear from two athletes who are out there challenging what is possible on a daily basis. An action-packed evening with with presentations by Sasha DiGiulian & Colin Haley, a vendor fair, a huge silent auction that benefits the Mazama Mountain Science School, food carts, and more!

Inquisition of the Arrigetch (Katie Mills, Todd Torres, Nick Pappas), Nov. 15 at the Mazama Mountaineering Center
speakerseries_arrigetchKatie Mills, Nick Pappas, and Todd Torres used their Bob Wilson Grant to travel to the far reaches of northern Alaska seeking the unclimbed rock of one of the last great climbing wildernesses, the Arrigetch Peaks. The team was rewarded with spectacular new climbing routes never before touched by human hands.

Into the Karakoram (Scott Bennett), Nov. 16 at the Mazama Mountaineering Center
Scott Bennett and Graham Zimmerman enlist mentor Steven Swenson, who is perhaps the most successful American alpinist of his generation, to tackle massive unclimbed objectives in Pakistan.

speakerseries_scottTrue Motivation: Fast-packing the Cordillera Huayhuash (McBride, Triolo, Donnelly), Nov. 16 at Base Camp Brewing Company
Join Portland’s own Willie McBride, Brian Donnelly, and (ex-native) Nick Triolo for a rousing and inspirational slideshow journey through their recent 3-day, 75 mile fast-pack of Peru’s rugged, high altitude Cordillera Huayhuash circuit (think Joe Simpson’s “Touching the Void” epic.)


Beacon Rock: Then & Now (Movie & Filmmaker Q&A), Nov. 17 at Patagonia Portland
Film Premiere! Learn how this film came into existence, meet the team, and stick around for a Question & Answer session after the Portland-premiere screening at Patagonia Portland.

Avalanche Awareness & Trip Planning (Scott Shell), Nov. 17 at the Mountain Shop
Scott Schell the new Executive Director of NWAC and co-author of Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (with Margaret Wheeler and Martin Volken) will be presenting at the Mountain Shop on how NWAC’s avalanche and mountain weather products can help you get the most out of your day in the backcountry

Fail Often to Succeed Sooner (Christof Teuscher), Nov. 18 at Evolution Healthcare & Fitness
Christof Teuscher presents on why failures should be embraced, celebrated, used as a tool to improve, and employed as a steppingstone to success.