Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2022

It's been a long 2 year absence, but the wait is over! The Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour is back, in person on campus, and the Outdoor Program is proud to be hosting 2 nights of fantastic, action packed adventure and mountain films!
March 2nd: Larch Film Program
March 3: Spruce Film Program
Doors open at 6:15pm, Program starts at 7 pm at Cordiner Hall on Whitman Campus
Ticket prices: FREE for all Whitman faculty, staff, and students.
General Public: Adults: $15/show;    Kids under 14, Whitman alums, and students of other institutions w/ID: $10/show
Both Whitman FREE tickets and general public tickets need to be purchased or acquired before the show.  You can purchase tickets online for either or both nights here:
The venue is operating on a limited capacity seating, which is why we are having 2 nights of shows! Come to 1 or come to both! Get your tickets now and hope to see you there!
For more info about the Banff Mountain Film Festival and films go here:
Whitman College covid policy requires that everyone in attendance must be vaccinated and boosted if eligible, must show proof of vaccination at the door, and must wear a N95, KN95 or KF94 mask while inside.  Please make sure you are ready when you show up for the show. 

Watch the 2021-2022 Trailer here!:

Speak Out: A Conversation Series

In October, 2020 the Outdoor Program launched a weekly series of conversations with the hopes of creating a welcoming platform to discuss a myriad of critical issues facing our communities.  Conversations were hosted by students and any Whitman affiliated students, faculty, staff, or community members were able to join in! 

Zoom Recordings: drive/folders/ 1rZ5UVeYekVGdQVBGHD3rEsSkLtm8Z h3l?usp=sharing

Pei-Pei Cai and Wako Soma
Friday October 9th, 12-1pm

In this Speak Out session, Wako and PeiPei will start by discussing treaty history, a brief introduction about first food, and storytellings. We want to invite you to discuss and reflect on what kind of questions and things to keep in mind  when we are in outdoor spaces in the Walla Walla valley and elsewhere.

Wako Soma and Lennae Starr
Friday, October 16th, 12-1pm

We will be aiming to understand how we can create a safer and more welcoming space in the Outdoor Program (OP). We will be discussing the history of exclusion in National Parks and Forests and how intergenerational trauma manifests as demographic divisions in the OP and outdoors in general. Our main goals are to get participants to reflect on their own attitudes toward and experiences in natural settings and gain an awareness of how/why they might differ from people who have different backgrounds.

George Jutras
Friday, October 23rd, 12-1pm

George Jutras will be leading a discussion on the role that diversity in media plays in inclusivity in outdoor communities. We'll be touching on the impact of years of whitewashing in the advertising of outdoor equipment companies as well as the role that social media plays in shaping what the outdoor community is and who belongs to it. We'll also be discussing what potential role models are doing to address the lack of diversity in their outdoor communities.

Callie Rominger
Friday, October 30th, 12-1pm

All conversations are hosted and directed entirely by students, but the Outdoor Program is always available as a resource. If you're interested in leading a discussion, please email George Jutras at

Wilderness First Responder and Re-certification Courses

Find all the information you need to know under our First Aid Courses page.