[MCN] Wilderness Institute Lecture Series Tuesday 2/14- "After the Quake: Lessons from Nepal"

James, Rachel Rachel.James at umontana.edu
Mon Feb 13 14:57:42 EST 2017

Join the Wilderness Institute for the third of nine lectures in the 33rd Annual Wilderness Issues Lecture Series

“After the Quake: Lessons from Nepal,” Charlotte Austin, Adventure/Travel Writer, Mountain Guide
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The series takes place every Tuesday at 7:00pm-8:20pm in Gallagher Business Building Room 122 on the UM campus.

Description: When the 2015 earthquake hit Nepal, mountain guide Charlotte Austin was leading a team of climbers deep in the Khumbu Valley of the eastern Himalaya. Over the course of the next ten days, they safely navigated their way home — but not before experiencing first-hand the destruction and impact of the 7.8-magnitude quake. Join us to see photos, hear stories, and share lessons from a first-hand observer of one of the most destructive natural events of the twenty-first century.

About Charlotte: Charlotte Austin is a Seattle-based adventure/travel writer and mountain guide. Her work has been published in Alpinist, Misadventures Magazine, Stay Wild, Seattle Magazine, Women's Adventure Magazine, Mountain Magazine, Seattle Met, and more. When she's not writing, Charlotte works for International Mountain Guides, where she leads climbing, mountaineering, and hiking expeditions around the world.


As usual, these lectures are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  UM students may receive credit for the series by registering for NRSM 371, CRN 30257.

Please join us for this and upcoming lectures on Tuesday evenings, brought to you by the Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana.  If you would like additional information, please contact the Wilderness Institute at (406) 243-6916 or wi at cfc.umt.edu or visit the Wilderness Issues Lecture Series website.
A complete list of speakers and topics can be found below.

Speaker Schedule for 2017 Wilderness Issues Lecture Series

February 21 — “Bringing Life Back to Northwest Rivers and Nearshore Environments: The Elwha River and Nisqually Delta Restorations," Dr. Jeff Crane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington

February 28 — "The Career of an Adventure-Conservationist,” Jonathan Waterman, award-winning author and wilderness explorer

March 7 — “Equity and Information Access in the Context of Natural Disasters”, Dr. Rebecca Bendick, geologist and professor, University of Montana

March 14 — "Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: Columbia River as International Case Study in Ethics and Water", Dr. John Osborn, Physician and Conservationist, Ethics and Treaty Project, Center for Environmental Law and Policy

March 28 — “Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – its Influence on Conservation and Oil in Arctic Alaska,” Dan Ritzman, Regional Director, Sierra Club

April 4 — “The Federal Public Lands Transfer and Privatization Movement from the Sagebrush Rebellion to the American Lands Council: What is Driving it and What Could it Mean for Our Country? ” Hal Herring, award-winning journalist, writer, and editor
Rachel James
Assistant Director
Wilderness Institute
W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University of Montana
(406) 243-6916

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