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Special Events

The University of Montana Outdoor Program sponsors the following series of films, presentations, and events. All events listed are open to the General Public!

Mike Wolfe: Trail Running and Mountain Pursuits - Free

Thursday, March 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the University Center Theatre.

Professional ultra-runner, Mike Wolfe, will present his life long passion for mountain pursuits.  Mike is a Montana native and resides with his family in Missoula. Sponsored by the Outdoor Program, Student Involvement Network, and Runners Edge.

Used Outdoor Gear Sale

Wednesday, April 16, 12:00 - 5:00 PM in the University Center Atrium.

An outdoor gear sale, open to the General Public and University Community. Want to sell your used gear? Drop it off to sell between 7-11am day of sale. Pick up unsold gear and cash payout from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Outdoor-related equipment only! The UM Outdoor Program collects 15% of the selling price. Students and general public welcome.

Superior Dream (Film Premier) - Free

Thursday, April 17, 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Social Science Building Room 352.

Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, the cleanest and least developed of the Great Lakes, and a sea kayakers dream destination. In 2010 two paddlers spent 97 days circumnavigating 1,200 miles around the entire outer shoreline, fulfilling a dream. Throughout the expedition they filmed using three high definition cameras, recording 80 hours of footage. Superior Dream, the film, captures their experience. A short Q&A will follow the screening with first time filmmaker Lucas Will. For more information, see

Gray Thompson:  Expeditions in Climbing and Mountaineering - Free

Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 PM in the University Center Theatre.

Gray Thompson, a local legend as a rock climber and a geologist, will be presenting his climbing experiences with us. Gray is a retired geology professor at the UM and will be show slides and stories from some of his experiences from Lotus Flower Tower and other climbing adventures. Gray has been pushing the field of climbing and geology since the early 60’s and is still climbing hard at age 73. He has published several papers, abstracts, articles, video disks, and books in both the fields of climbing and geology. Gray has also put up several first ascents in the US, Canada, Alaska, and Europe. Come join us and be undoubtedly inspired by the legend…Gray Thompson!