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Arc'Teryx Presents: Vanessa O'Brien

Arc'Teryx Presents: Vanessa O'Brien


An evening with a professional athlete

Vanessa O’Brien is SES Explorer of the Year 2018 and is the first British & American Woman to successfully summit K2, the second highest mountain at 8,611 meters. She was also the first woman to hold a Guinness World Record for being the fastest female to climb the Seven Summits in 295 days. Join us tonight as Vanessa shares the story of her career and epic climbs. Stick around after the presentation for a Q&A and to chat with your fellow adventurers.

  • WHEN
    • Wednesday, June 13th
    • 7:00 PM
    • Arc'teryx Temp Store
    • 104 Greene St
  • WHO
    • This event is open to everyone

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What is Women in the Outdoors Week?

Women in the Outdoors Week is a week of events focused specifically on women and their relationship with outdoor adventure. Events include panels, speakers, classes, social events, and outdoor trips.

Why is it important?

The outdoors is a source of empowerment, confidence, and community and we believe that those tools can help women succeed in all areas of life. Women's success benefits everyone in a community and society, contributing to economic gains, increased creativity, and a higher standard of living. In today's current climate, it is more important than ever for women to feel confident and connected.

Is it just for women?

Some events are open to everyone while others are open specifically to women and those who identify as women. Each event page indicates whether the event is public or for women specifically.

We think it's important for men to hear and be a part of conversations about outdoor inclusivity so we invite everyone to attend our panels and hear our speakers. However, our goal is also to give women their own space to practice skills and ask questions. While we acknowledge that we have a community of supportive, accepting men, many women do still feel intimidated in mixed groups. Through women's only events, we aim to help attendees build confidence and feel comfortable as they grow in their outdoor sport.