Seeking Balance & Finding Adventure Through Skiing in Kyrgyzstan

More than a year ago, Marian Krogh decided that she wanted to go on a real ski adventure to somewhere far away and little-explored. In addition, she hoped to combine her passion for raising environmental awareness with her love of skiing.

After several months of research, Marian and two other female skiers from New Zealand chose Kyrgyzstan as their destination, specifically the At-Bashi range in the southeast: an area littered with unclimbed or skied peaks. In addition to being a very undeveloped area, more than 50% of the population in this region live below the poverty line as nomadic subsistence farmers. Climate change has drastically affected this area and this traditional way of living. 

In January, Marian and her team traveled to Kyrgyzstan to attempt a challenging 8-day ski traverse of the At-Bashi range and to explore the surrounding villages. As part of their journey, Marian and her fellow skiers investigated the effects of climate change on these remote mountain communities. Join us as we listen to Marian share this incredible adventure with her home mountain community upon her return!

“The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact.” - Pope Francis

Learn more about Marian's work by visiting "Seeking Balance, Finding Adventure" on Facebook and Instagram

Tea, donated by Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company, beer, donated by Aspen Brewing Company, and cookies will be offered during lecture.