Who: Environmental Scientist and Explorer Dr. Heidi Steltzer

What: A just world. An equal world. A sustainable world. All these are possible.
This is Heidi’s purpose and the journey she has long been on. Heidi Steltzer is an environmental scientist and explorer. She has sought opportunities to go places others don’t go, conducting research in the mountains and Arctic. These are regions of our planet where climate is rapidly changing. Why go where others don’t go? To challenge herself. To escape. To be places where anything is possible, even an unlikely demise. To bear witness to our changing Earth.

A professor at Fort Lewis College, Heidi recently made news when she testified before Congress about climate change. Her research has taken her around the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and has been featured in international news publications including the New York Times.

Join us for a special presentation about Heidi’s recent work in China, studying the impacts of climate change on Himalayan snowpack.

Where: Eolus

When: March 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Cost: $30, ticket includes 1 drink plus hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the San Juan Citizens Alliance. Tickets will soon be available online through Eventbrite.

For more information about the Women Outside Adventure Forum, email margaret@womenoutside.org or call Backcountry Experience at 970-247-5830.

*Photo by: Matteo Melchior


What: Learn the strategies to set your next adventure up for success with Eliza Sampey. This two-hour interactive workshop will encompass all aspects of adventure planning and preparation; covering the nuts and bolts of logistics and route planning, addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and skills-focused aspects of preparation. 

This will be an intimate hands-on workshop with time for Q&A throughout. This session is geared towards beginners, as well as anyone who has embarked on adventures planned by others and wants to learn how to have more leadership in their outdoor pursuits with friends or even solo. 

When: March 26, 1-3PM

Where: Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino Del Rio, Durango