Green mountain. Club speaker series aims to foster outdoor inclusivity

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Green Mountain Club is well known for its work to connect everyone outdoors, and that work extends to people of all ‘bodies’, not just those who fit the full stereotype. air.

The GMC does this with its series of outdoor adventure speakers – now in its 30th year. South Burlington native Kara Richardson Whitely kicks off the series, using her story as a “plus-size adventurer” to help others find their space outdoors. She is the author of “Gorge: My Journey up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds”, which is also being made into a film. She also walked the 100 miles of the Long Trail.

Elissa Borden spoke with Richardson Whitely about what started her adventures and her work partnering with brands like LL Bean as an influencer to help pave the way for plus-size audiences in the outdoor community air.

Richardson Whitely will speak on the GMC series Thursday night via zoom at 7 p.m. outside.

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