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Sports / Recreation

Outdoor Club: Skiing Colorado's Fourteeners

March 4, 2010

On Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the TILT Building Auditorium, Frank Konsella and Brittany Walker, two outdoor adventurers, will tell their extraordinary stories about the Colorado fourteeners they've skied and the countries they've visited.

Photo (courtesy of Brittany Walker) was taken in Fernie, British Columbia during a recent road trip Konsella and Walker took to Montana and interior British Columbia.

Wednesday, March 10
7 p.m.
Tilt Building Auditorium, Room 221

This spring Colorado State University's Outdoor Club is bringing several outdoor enthusiasts (who can boast some remarkable achievements) to the University to share stories about some of their favorite adventures.

Mastering Colorado's Fourteeners

On Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the TILT Building Auditorium, Frank Konsella and Brittany Walker will tell their extraordinary stories about the Colorado fourteeners they've skied and the countries they've visited.

Living in Crested Butte, Frank Konsella and Brittany Walker spend a lot of time playing and adventuring in Colorado's backcountry.

For many years now, these two have been seeking fun in all types of backcountry and resort skiing. Join us when these two pay a visit to share some of their favorite adventures with us.

Skiing Colorado's 14-thousand-foot peaks

On May of 2008, Frank became the fourth man to ski all of Colorado's fourteen-thousand-foot peaks. Not far behind, Brittany has skied more 14ers than any other woman and hopes to complete this task in the near future.

Brittany Walker (on left) and Frank Konsella (on right). Photo courtesy of the Colorado State Outdoor Club.

She's also traveled to close to fifty countries, and part of her presentation will cover her time with the Masai people of Africa who truly hadn't seen Westerners before her visit!

Sharing adventures/inviting participation

By bringing this series of talks by outdoor adventurers to CSU, the Outdoor Club hopes to inspire students to join in exploring the state's outdoor playground.

"We are remarkably passionate about taking advantage of these incredible adventures that the Colorado outdoors has to offer, but as we look around at our friends & colleagues, we are dismayed that more individuals are not taking the time to enjoy such things.

"We often find that for many, city life has become much more 'normal & familiar' than our natural areas. We feel that this is a tragic state of affairs, and so our main goal is to afford the opportunity of experiencing outdoor adventure to as many students as we can, regardless of their prior experience level."

Abundant and accessible backcountry terrain

"The great State of Colorado is home to some of the most abundant & accessible backcountry terrain in the United States. From the 54 peaks that stand over 14,000 feet tall, to the highest sand dunes in North America, and everything in between, there is an almost unlimited amount of options for outdoor adventure, right outside our back door."

This event is free - bring your friends!

Like most things here at the Outdoor Club, this event will be free to attend...so bring your friends! Please check out our event listing on Facebook and feel free to invite some more people.  All are invited. 


Contact: CSU Outdoor Club
E-mail: csuoutdoorclub@gmail.com