We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out for the film fest, which has us even more excited about the Skout Backcountry Speaker Series! The three-part speaker series will be a great chance to learn about our ambassador team and their experiences with various sports, gear, training, and nutrition.
Our aim with #skoutoutside has been to open a dialog within the PNW outdoor community, creating opportunities to share stories, enthusiasm, and knowledge from ongoing adventures.
Jeremy Long, Willie McBride, and Brian Donnelly have offered to share their expertise at our next three events. Each is a member of team Skout Backcountry and has vast experience with various outdoor adventures. Their professional knowledge and enthusiasm make the search for adventure contagious. We hope you will join us for the series to learn and find inspiration for continued outdoor exploration.
Don't miss the chance to take part in our epic raffle, with prizes from Skout Backcountry and our amazing partners! All proceeds from the raffle will go to SheJumps, whose mission is to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities.
Following the talks will be a chance for Q&A, so come with your questions!
WHEN: February 21st | March 21st | April 18th.
TIME: Doors at 6:00pm, Talk at 6:30pm
PRICE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Base Camp Brewing | 930 SE Oak St, Portland
FEB 21: WILLIE McBRIDE
Come for an exploration of mental toughness and to hear the ways in which Skout ambassador Willie McBride has had to practice it over years of doing big adventures. He will discuss some of his most notable achievements and the valuable lessons learned from each about how one's mental game can help or hinder. Enjoy beautiful photos and exciting tales from years in the field and go home with many applicable lessons. Crowd participation is required so come with an open mind and a strong mental game!
📷: Dan Patitucci
MAR 21: JEREMY LONGAs an accomplished ultra runner, Skout ambassador, race director, and friend of Skout Backcountry, Jeremy will be discussing his growing race directing business and talk about the 'behind-the-scenes' of the not-so-glamorous duties of a Race Director.
📷: Paul Nelson Photography
APR 18: BRIAN DONNELLY
The Art of Fast and Light — Brian will share his philosophy and technique for moving fast and light on multi-day adventures. He’ll talk about highlights from his epic adventure setting the overall fastest known time on the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail, how to simplify logistics, optimize gear, and use the body’s natural rhythms to overcome extreme challenges.
📷: Callum Pinkney - Toronto Photographer
In addition to an incredible lineup of speakers, we have a great lineup of sponsors. Check out our friends at Base Camp Brewing Company, Bend Marathon, Evolution Healthcare and Fitness, Happy Mountain Kombucha, The Herb Shoppe, JT Racing, New Seasons Market, Outdoor Project, Planet Granite, SheJumps, Territory Run Co., and Wy'east Wolfpack!
Will you be there? Let us know on our Facebook event page! See you at Base Camp!