Join Tin Mountain for an evening of celebrating adventures, both near & far!
Friday, November 3, 5-9pm
Ledge Brewing Co. Intervale, NH
Enjoy the comforts of Ledge Brewing while listening to local adventurers share their explorations paddling, climbing and skiing in our second annual Adventure Fest. From navigating the waters of the Saco River to the snowfields of northwestern Canada and beyond, these intrepid Valley residents will share their experiences both near and far while exploring their role in these wild environments.
Tickets: $10/member, $15/non-member: Click HERE to purchase tickets online
- 5:30pm Wandering Through the World of Winter with Anders Morley
- 6:30pm Saco SUPedtion: Descending the Saco River with Mike Morin
- 7:30pm More: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood with Majka Burhardt
- Beer & food available for purchase from Ledge Brewing Co.
Speaker Information & Bios
Wandering Through the World of Winter
Anders Morley will discuss his book, This Land of Snow, which chronicles a winter he spent traveling across northwestern Canada on cross-country skis. He will briefly examine what motivated him to embark on such a journey in the first place, share a few stories from along the way, and reflect on some of the surprising things he learned both about himself and the challenging world of winter. Morley will read a few short passages from his book and answer questions about any aspect of his adventure or the writing process.
A dual citizen of the US and Canada, Anders Morley grew up in New Hampshire and began skiing at age five. After earning a master’s degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he settled in Italy where he worked as a translator and English teacher, and explored the Alps in his free time. He contributes regularly to New Hampshire magazine and his work has appeared in a variety of other publications including The Globe and Mail, Northern Woodlands magazine, Maisonneuve magazine, and The Aurorean. Morley lives in Littleton, New Hampshire.
photo credit: Anne Skidmore
Saco SUPedtion: Descending the Saco River from Glen, NH to the Atlantic Ocean
In June of 2021, Mike Morin and Joe Klementovich embarked on a four day adventure down the Saco River utilizing stand up paddleboards. The pair set out to simply experience the Saco in its entirety, and gain a better understanding of a waterway that plays a prominent role in shaping the land and people along its banks. Mike’s presentation will share imagery from the journey as seen through the lens of photographer Joe Klementovich, while weaving together the story of their trip down the Saco, the efforts made over multiple decades to protect the Saco River corridor, and the work yet to be done.
Mike Morin was born and raised along the Penobscot River in eastern Maine. A lifelong conservationist, Mike has felt the pull of the natural world and desire to protect it since he embarked on his first neighborhood litter clean-up at the age of 7. Over the past 20 years Mike has dedicated his life’s work to land stewardship, protecting the natural environment, and connecting people to the land through first hand experiences. He enjoys the unique perspectives gained from the oppositional vantage points of standing atop mountain peaks and floating along the water line, and cherishes the dynamic qualities of the natural world. Mike resides in Glen, NH, with his wife Amanda.
photo credit: Anne Skidmore
More: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood
What does it take to go big? And what does it take from ourselves? Join Majka Burhardt as she shares her journey to keep it together, or try to, while pregnant and then a mom to young twins, while simultaneously maintaining a career as a professional climber, creating a good marriage, re-parenting herself, and leading a growing international organization that’s disrupting the way conservation is done.
Majka Burhardt is a professional climber, certified climbing guide, conservation entrepreneur, author, and filmmaker; she is also the Founder and Executive Director of Legado, an international organization that works to shift conservation to advance climate justice by working in partnership with indigenous peoples and local communities in Mozambique, Kenya, Peru, and beyond. Her work and projects have been featured in The New York Times, Fortune, The Economist, Outside Magazine, NPR and more, her book More: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood is Next Big Idea must read, and her articles have appeared in publications including Business Insider, Afar, Men’s Health, Skiing, Backpacker, Patagonia, Alpinist, The Explorers Journal, and Climbing. To learn more, visit www.Majkaburhardt.com.