BeWild - Expedition Denali

This series will inspire the everyday adventurer to explore, discover and conserve the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through stories of passion and adventure we will enable and encourage the community — especially the next generation — to get outside, seek adventure, connect with nature and be inspired to care for the wild places where we play. Join us as we explore the outdoors differently.
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  • Fri, May 16, 2014 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Seattle Program Center
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
  • vCal / iCal

Expedition Denali

May 16th, 2014

Be inspired through diversity in the outdoors.

Photo for Expedition Denali event.

In the summer of 2013 the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) brought together a group of inspiring role models who made history as the first team of African Americans to blaze a trail up America’s highest peak – Denali. To mark the 100th anniversary of the peak’s first ascent, Expedition Denali set out to literally change the face of the mountain.

Though the summit was a goal, the ultimate objective was not just to make mountaineering history, but to build a legacy by paving a way for young people of color to get outside, get active, get healthy, become passionate about America’s wild places, and chase their own Denali-sized dreams.

Voted "Heroes of the Year" by Backpacker magazine and awarded the Outdoor Inspiration Award by the Outdoor Industry Association, Expedition Denali has already had a profound impact on thousands of people.

An audience favorite for their comfortable and dynamic prose, Expedition Denali climbers Tyrhee Moore and Rosemary Saal will help raise awareness of the expedition and inspire you to discover the great outdoors and reach your own great heights. Join us to engage a broader constituency in a public dialogue about diversity in the outdoors and to not only make history, but build a legacy.

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