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Speaker Series: True Motivation: Fast-packing the Cordillera Huayhuash (McBride, Triolo, Donnelly)
November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
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.) They’ll describe what it takes to mentally and physically prepare for such an adventure, acclimatization do’s and don’ts, how indulging in good coffee and craft beer can make magic happen, and why compassion and caring–and finding a spirit animal–is the ultimate key to success. Join us!
Willie McBride is a Portland, Oregon based ultra runner, climber, and ski mountaineer, as well as co-owner/founder, coach and guide at Wy’east Wolfpack. He loves writing about and sharing his outdoor experiences and enthusiasm with others and is a very proud ambassador for local Portland businesses: Trail Butter, Territory Run Co., and the Mountain Shop. Catch up with him at a Thursday group run to hear what adventures he’s scheming next!
Nick Triolo is a writer, mountain runner, and activist living in Missoula, Montana. He holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies (Writing Focus). Nick’s writing has been featured in Orion Magazine, Trail Runner Magazine, Terrain.org, Whitefish Review, Clackamas Review, and others. As an ultrarunner, he won the Oregon Trail Series in 2011, ran sub-19 hours at the Western States 100 Endurance Run, and is currently an ambassador for Territory Run Co. In 2014, he directed “The Crossing,” a documentary about a protest he coordinated against open-pit gold mining in Baja, Mexico. Learn more: The Jasmine Dialogues Blog.
Brian Donnelly is a writer, musician and ultra runner from Portland, Oregon. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, he’s an accomplished climber, whitewater kayaker, nordic skier, fast packer, and runner. He currently holds the record for the fastest known time on the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail (7d, 22h, 37m), which he set in 2013, and is the co-record holder for the fastest unsupported run of the Wonderland trail in Washington (25h, 48m). More info at: http://brianthedonnelly.blogspot.com/. Instagram: @brianthedonnelly