A Summer Lecture Series in the Mountains

Hosted by Engelmann Learning Center

Sponsored by Silverfork SkiMo and Supported by Wasatch Mountain Lodge

Join us at the Wasatch Mountain Lodge on Mondays this June and July from 6:30-8:00 PM for a hybrid lecture series that focuses on race and adventure preparation and stories of those who get out and impact the field.

Geared to anyone who likes to get outdoors- racers and recreationalists alike!

Please register AND pay below

June 13 6:30-8:00 PM Caroline Gleich; Adventure and Activism 

Caroline is a professional ski mountaineer, endurance athlete and climate activist who currently resides in Park City, UT. She’s climbed and skied some of the biggest mountains in the world, including Everest/Chomolungma and Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world. She was the first woman to ski all 90 lines in “The Chuting Gallery,” a steep skiing guidebook to her home mountain range, the Wasatch. She’s the first ever Protect Our Winters ski team captain and works with a variety of local and national nonprofit organizations to advocate for climate action and environmental justice. Caroline has testified to Congress twice about how climate change is impacting mountain environments. As an athlete, she’s sponsored by a variety of socially and environmentally conscious brands including Patagonia. Social: @carolinegleich |Website: carolinegleich.com

June 20 6:30-8:00 PM Tricia Petzold, MD; Nutrition to support a successful race season:  How to fuel before and during a race!

Tricia Petzold, MD. is a Family Physician certified in Functional Medicine. She teaches integrative and culinary medicine at the University of Utah. Her interests are in understanding the whole person, identifying why someone is having symptoms and using science, lifestyle and culinary medicine to optimize health.  She takes this holistic approach to health and applies it to proper nutrition and fueling for athletic training and racing.  She is a lifelong athlete.  After playing lacrosse, field hockey and rowing in college, she started her career as a ski patroller in Colorado and taught Outward Bound in Maine before she attended medical school.  She loves being outside with her family and dogs hiking, biking, sailing, and skiing. Pinnacle Health: 801-583-5692 ~pinnaclehealthslc.com

June 27 6:30-8:00 PM Liz Myers; Short & Long Term Recovery Techniques For Outdoor Performance

Liz Myers is a certified strength & conditioning specialist and owner of Mountain Edge Performance. She specializes in training both local (SLC, UT) and global action & adventure sport athletes.  Liz approaches her athletes’ training programs from a holistic perspective, where she takes physical, mental and lifestyle factors into account. She has worked with recreational & competitive athletes in a variety of sports such as: skiing & snowboarding (backcountry, slopestyle, alpine, ski mountaineering, moguls, cross), rock climbing, mountain biking, trail running, backpacking, mountaineering, skateboarding, and more. Liz is outside year-round, but her main interests are skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and trail running with her Aussie mix Leo. 

Email:  liz@mtnedgeperformance.com | Social: @mtnedgeperformance | Website: www.mtnedgeperformance.com

July 11 6:30-8:00 PM Hannah Kearney; Olympic skier | Building for Long-Term Success & Avoiding Burnout: focusing on balance, goal setting, and preparing for sustainable success

Hannah Kearney is an Olympic Gold (2010) & bronze (2014) medalist in the sport of freestyle mogul skiing.  She won 46 World Cup competitions during her 13-year career on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team.   Upon retiring in 2015, Hannah got her personal trainer certification through the American Council on Exercise.  Hannah works with high school aged winter sports athletes to help them achieve their strength and conditioning goals.  During Covid, Hannah founded a business called Fitness From Afar.  Through this business, she offers fitness challenges that people can participate in virtually, from anywhere in the world. 

email: fitnessfromafar@gmail.com | website: fitnessfromafar.com | Instagram: @fitnessfromafar

July 25 6:30-8:00 PM Rain Felkl and Andonis/Tony Pavlantos

Tony Pavlantos is a local athlete and entrepreneur and co-founder of Prival USA, The Prival Foundation, and Arbor Concepts. Tony’s environmental and philanthropic values are directed toward improving insectional environmental issues. In search of powder-covered mountains to foster his snowboarding career, Tony landed in Salt Lake City. While exploring the Eastern Shoshone, Goshute and Ute native land from high on the ridgelines, Tony couldn’t ignore the toxic air in the valley below. Personally, he began radical experimentation with how he moves and where he dwells. In business, experiences with product design illuminated the environmental impacts of manufacturing. Socially, he committed to US production of outdoor gear, and offered his voice into the legislative process. Tony lives on the delicate line between environmental ethics and efficient business, believing economic development and the wellbeing of the natural world are compatible, viable, and crucial.

Rain Felkl is an Alaska Native currently living in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains. Rain is a splitboard guide and avalanche course instructor for Utah Mountain Adventures and the Utah Avalanche Center. She has had the opportunity to explore many corners of the Wasatch Range and go on memorable adventures in Alaska, the Tetons and the North Cascades. Bike to Boarding has really come into focus for her the last couple of years; it adds an exciting element to any adventure to be fully human propelled! 

Register for individual lectures or sign up for the entire lecture series for a discount. Additionally, if you would like to join us remotely, the lectures will be live broadcast via zoom.

Below, please pay for the individual lectures you would like to attend or the full program. We are providing student pricing for those 18 years old and under and who are currently attending school.

By purchasing a ticket for the lecture series, you can join in-person at the Wasatch Mountain Lodge or via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out prior to the lectures.

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