Full datetime event:Wednesday, March 4, 2020From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
With International Women's Day just around the corner, lets celebrate the accomplishments and triumphs women have brought to the outdoor industry. For the March event, we will host a panel of three speakers, all coming from a very different background, yet they share a common goal. They are extremely dedicated to their passion and craft. The panel will include a female professional athlete, a local start-up business and a non-profit. A bio of each is included below:
Nina Williams, one of the few female boulderers to climb V13, has a knack for highball bouldering. Boulder problems 20 feet or higher, “highballs” combine the physicality of bouldering with the mental discipline of free soloing. In 2016, Nina made the first female ascent of Ambrosia, a 50 ft-tall V11 in the Buttermilks outside Bishop, California in what Climbing magazine called "one of the hardest free solos ever done by a woman”. In February 2018, she became the first woman, and only the fourth person ever at the time, to send Window Shopper (V12) in Boulder, Colorado. In March 2019 she made the seventh ascent (and first female ascent) of Too Big to Flail (V10) a 50 ft highball in the Buttermilk and the entire process was featured in "REEL ROCK 14: The High Road."
Colorado native, Sarah Laughlin, created Slope Threads with one mission in mind - help more people get on the slopes for less money and hassle. This lady has absolutely accomplished her goal! The ski and snowboard apparel rental service delivers directly to your doorstep or vacation destination with free and easy shipping and returns. Say goodbye to long airport lines and bulky luggage. Slope Threads has you covered from head to toe and your gear will be waiting for you when you arrive. Rent the latest styles in helmets, goggles, jackets, pants and enjoy the option to purchase add-ons such as base layers, accessories and sunscreen.
Women’s Wilderness, our featured non-profit supports girls, women and LGBTQ+ people in accessing their power and improving their health through connections to the outdoors and community. Programs are designed to be heart-centered and collaborative adventures, while providing solid instruction in wilderness living, outdoor skills and backcountry safety. Whether you are seeking a rejuvenating week of backpacking, the skills to build your own top-rope anchor, or the determination to make a major change in your life, Women's Wilderness will be able to provide an unforgettable outdoor adventure, refresh your spirit and connect you to new friends. Marina Fleming, Associate Director of the organization, will be part of the panel speaking on behalf of WW.
This FREE event includes a raffle ticket, complimentary parking pass to Cherry Creek Mall and brews from Crazy Mountain Brewery!