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Outdoors “Stupidity” Explored at Green Life

Andy Thompson

@richmondoutside
March 3, 2015 3:26pm
Lester Zook will offer his take on decision making -- good and bad -- in the outdoors Thursday at Green Life. Credt: mountainramblings.wordpress.com

Lester Zook will offer his take on decision making — good and bad — in the outdoors Thursday at Green Life. Credt: mountainramblings.wordpress.com

EDITORS NOTE: Due to the inclement weather forecast for Thursday evening, this event has been postponed. Check back for a makeup date.

 

Green Life Adventure Sports and Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing are teaming up this Thursday to offer a really cool-sounding lecture that I want to highlight. At 6:30 p.m. (March 5), Lester Zook, owner of WILD GUYde Adventures near Harrisonburg, will give a talk entitled Stupidity Explored: Why Do Some People Get Hurt in the Outdoors?

Zook is a Single Pitch Instructor with the American Mountain Guides Association, and is a member of the Professional Climbing Instructors’ Association, the National Speleological Society, and the Access Fund.  He teaches and presents frequently on outdoor leadership and risk management issues. This should be a fascinating lecture — great thinking starter for anyone interested in outdoor safety or leadership issues — and the timing couldn’t be better, with spring right around the corner.

Green Life is located at 9691 W.Broad St. in Glen Allen. And since everyone likes free stuff, there will be door prize drawings and free shwag for attendees.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


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