BeWild Speaker Series
Welcome to the BeWild Speaker Series, four talks that will inspire the everyday adventurer to explore, discover and conserve the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through incredible stories of passion and adventure you will be inspired to get outside, seek adventure, connect with nature and be inspired to care for the wild places where we play.
$14 Member Single Ticket // $16 Non-Member Single Ticket
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A noted mountain climber and author from Spokane, Washington, John is best known for climbing 7,000 and 8,000-meter peaks in Nepal, India, and Pakistan, including his 1978 ascent of the Northeast Ridge of K2 and his first ascent of the West Face of Gaurishankar. He was the first American to receive the prestigious Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.
More recently, he turned his attention to the wild river in his own back yard. His book Paddling the Columbia: 1,200 Miles from Source to Sea, published by Mountaineers Books in 2014, equips paddlers with all the know-how needed to explore and enjoy the Columbia River, from its headwaters in British Columbia to its mouth in the Pacific Ocean.
Colin grew up hiking, skiing and climbing in the rugged Cascade Mountains where he developed a love of mountain adventure and an indifference to foul weather.
Today his climbing is focused on the mountains of Alaska and Patagonia, where he’s drawn to the steepest alpine faces. His first ascents include The Entropy Wall (VI 5.9 A2+ WI4+) on Alaska’s Mt. Moffit and the Torres Traverse (VI WI5+ 5.11 A1 AI6), and a link-up of Tiempos Perdidos and the upper West Face ice routes on Cerro Torre, Patagonia.
Tag along as he takes us through his climbing progression, from Shuksan to Cerro Torre.
Photographing after the sun has set and before sunrise offers a whole new world of images and photographic opportunities. You might think it is too dark to photograph the landscape but the camera can pick up the subtle light that our eyes do not see. The seemingly infinite darkness of the night is lit by the stars and planets.
Jennifer will not only take you on a visual journey through of the night sky through time-lapse movies, she'll also share techniques you can use to photograph the stars, the Milky Way, meteors, the full moon and the crescent moon yourself. Find out how to make long exposures for star trails, or to give ocean surf a wispy effect. Get tips and suggestions for photographing at twilight, and using light painting techniques on trees, rocks, buildings to add another dimension to night photography.This inspiring and entertaining presentation is a must see for any one interested in photographing the moon, twilight, star trails, the Milky Way and night sky.
Through evocative prose and images, his Sage Spirit campaign is helping people to understand the plight of endangered Gunnison sage grouse, and the complex issues threatening the sagebrush sea.
Join Dave on a tour through the most iconic--and also the most imperiled--landscape in the American West. You'll encounter rare birds, stately pronghorn antelope, brash bighorn sheep and shy burrowing owls, and more than thirty different species of sagebrush.