BeWild: Andrew Mclean and Sking The Alaska Family

The BeWild Speaker Series puts passion and adventure at center stage. Join us to find inspiration to seek adventure, connect with nature, and protect the wild places where we play.

Andrew Mclean is a Black Diamond athlete, proud father, skimo racer, and the first person to ski all three peaks in the 'Alaska Family': Father Denali, Mother Sultana (Foraker), and child Mt. Hunter. Join us on September 20, 2018 to hear his stories of backcountry mountaineering!

Andrew's interest in steep skiing has expanded into over 20 ski mountaineering expeditions with a few highlights being to Baffin Island, Iran, Antarctica and many to his current favorite area, the Wrangell-St.Elias Range of Alaska. Somewhere along the way, Andrew got into kite skiing, spent a year as an avalanche forecaster and also helped bring skimo racing to the United States. As of 2015, Andrew's skiing interests are focused on expeditions and preserving the environment we play in, as well as doing some guiding and introducing his two little girls to the sport.

Presented by Black Diamond, with support from adidas outdoor and Petzl. 

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The Mountaineers are proud to present the BeWild Speaker Series we're putting passion and adventure on the stage. Come to any one of these talks - or all six - and we guarantee you'll leave inspired to seek adventure, connect with nature and work to protect wild places.