Thu, 04/08/2021 7:00 pm View More Dates
North Country Live Presents "Backcountry Preparedness 101" Hosted by Jimmy Cunningham, Director, NCCC Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.
Start time: 7:00 p.m.
Hikers and backpackers can sometimes wind up in bad situations because of a lack of knowledge or preparedness. This program will highlight how to plan and prepare for your next adventure. The program will feature four panelists:
- Jack Drury, co-owner of Leading E.D.G.E., a professional development firm, founder of NCCC's Wilderness Recreation Leadership Program, and an Adirondack guide for 45 years.
- Chelsea Walker, licensed guide with Scenic Route Guiding and Gear Rentals, an administrator of the Adk Backcountry Hikers FB Group, and a Wilmington resident.
- Will Roth, an adjunct faculty member in NCCC's Wilderness Recreation Leadership program and SUNY Plattsburgh's Expeditionary Studies Program, Head Rock/Ice Climbing Guide for Lake Placid EMS Climbing School, and a Rock and Ice Climbing Guide with Rock & River Guide Service.
- Bobby O'Connor, a faculty member at Paul Smith's College in the Recreation, Adventure Education and Leisure Management Program, a paddling, climbing, and mountaineering instructor, and a state-licensed guide.
About North Country Live:
The mission of North Country Live is to present programs that foster intellectual exploration, spark conversation, and enrich our communities. This spring, we are offering a series of exciting and timely programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, local history and, other topics.