Colorado residents and visitors love participating in their favorite activities year-round. Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling occupy our snowy months, while hiking, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering and more can be enjoyed the rest of the year in Colorado’s high country. But enjoying all of these activities are dependent on Colorado’s notoriously unpredictable weather. So how do avid outdoor enthusiasts deal with the uncertain?
Join Walking Mountains Science Center for an interactive event with special guest Dr. Jon Kedrowski on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 pm as he discusses the science of our complicated mountain weather. Bring a note pad and pencil to record tips and information on how to not only plan and prepare a trip into the backcountry but to interpret, diagnose, and better understand Colorado’s challenging weather in all four seasons of the year.
Several case studies from Dr. Kedrowski’s projects and books on the Colorado Fourteeners and Thirteeners, many of which he has skied or hiked, will also be used to discuss valuable lessons in weather to help make important decisions in the field. Rocky Mountains snowpack and avalanche safety will be discussed as they relate heavily to weather conditions as well.
Dr. Jon Kedrowski, author of Classic Colorado Ski Descents as well as Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys grew up in Vail, Colorado. He is a ski-mountaineer and an adjunct professor of Mountain Geography, Weather and Climate at Colorado Mountain College. In addition to more than 1,000 ascents of the Colorado Fourteeners and Thirteeners in all seasons, and the 74 named Fourteeners in the continental U.S., he has climbed six of the seven highest continental summits, including Mount Everest in 2012. His expeditions to Everest in recent years have been featured on Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, NBC, Dateline NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and CNN.
IF YOU GO…
What: The Science Behind Mountain Meteorology
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon
Cost: FREE, $5 suggested donation, registration required
Space is limited, please click here to register and learn more about upcoming topics!