Schedule of Events

Kelly Halpin is an adventure ultrarunner sponsored by La Sportiva and Osprey. She will be speaking at the Women Outside Adventure Forum in Durango.

Tuesday, March 19, 6-8pm (Doors open at 5:30)

Who: Ultrarunner Kelly Halpin and Adventure journalist Morgan Tilton

What: Kelly is an avid mountain runner and adventurer, merging her passions for running, climbing, travel, and exploring remote and wild places. Kelly recently travelled to Greenland where she devised a 24-mile adventure run over the country’s most rugged coastal terrain. The adventure was documented by La Sportiva and Osprey in a short film.

Morgan Tilton is an award-winning journalist. Adventure-loving wanderer. An explorer shaping outdoor, travel and news stories. Mountain ultra runner, snowboarder, peak bagger, music lover. Morgan has been published in Adventure Pro, Backpacker, 5280, and more.

Morgan Tilton is an adventure journalist and will be speaking at the Women Outside Adventure Forum in Durango.

Where: Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO

When: March 19, 6-8pm. Doors open at 5:30.

How Much: This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 20, 6-8pm (Doors open at 5:30)

Who: National Geographic Adventurer Hilaree Nelson & Big Wall Climber Madaleine Sorkin

What: Outside Magazine named Hilaree Nelson one of the most adventurous women in sports. In 2018, she and her ski partner Jim Morrison became the first people to ski Lhotse (the 4th highest mountain in the world). She is also the first woman to climb two 8,000m peaks in 24 hours (Everest and Lhotse). When not at home in Telluride, CO, Hilaree is exploring new ski lines around the world.

What: Outside Magazine named Hilaree Nelson one of the most adventurous women in sports. In 2018, she and her ski partner Jim Morrison became the first people to ski Lhotse (the 4th highest mountain in the world). She is also the first woman to climb two 8,000m peaks in 24 hours (Everest and Lhotse). When not at home in Telluride, CO, Hilaree is exploring new ski lines around the world. 

From 5.13+ on 35-pitch routes in Yosemite to remote big walls in the Middle East, Madaleine Sorkin has led challenging routes around the world. Spending multiple days on a route has given her plenty of time to contemplate. She has come to view climbing as a tremendous practice for cultivating self-awareness and learning to work more effectively with thoughts and feelings. She was recently featured in the REEL ROCK 13 film “Valley of the Moon.”

Where: Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO

When: March 20, 6-8 (Doors open at 5:30)

How Much: This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 21, 6-8pm (Doors open at 5:30)

Who: US/Mexico Border Thru-hikers Tenny Ostrem & Claire Wernstedt-Lynch

What: Join us for a special screening of Hike the Line, a film about Tenny and Claire’s historic thru-hike of the US/Mexico border.  Limited seats are available and tickets include 1 drink and hors d’oeuvres.

Tenny Ostrem and Claire Wernstedt-Lynch completed the first “thru-hike” of the US/Mexico border this year, walking from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, and crossing through four states, several cities, a national park, and numerous small towns. Over the course of their 6-month trip, they encountered people, organizations and physical landscapes that challenged their stereotypes of the border and those of their friends and families back home. Their goal was to focus on the positive and human aspects of an area often overlooked in our contentious political discourse and to walk peacefully and with humility and respect for different voices.

Where: Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., Durango, CO

When: March 21, 6-8pm (Doors open at 5:30)

How Much: $30, ticket includes 1 drink plus hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the San Juan Citizens Alliance. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite.

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