From the Okavango to Mount Mabu: Incredible true tales of African adventure

This is a rollicking series of short stories from the depths of the green Okavango Delta to the newly discovered mountaintop rain forests of Mozambique, outlining some of Jeffrey Barbee’s reporting on assignment for The Guardian, National Geographic, and other publications. The talk places some of the most exciting new science and nature solutions to our climate crisis inside a storyline that draws deeply from Barbee’s first-person storytelling, unveiling the sometimes tragic but often zany background of journalism projects. These are the real backstories you did not read in your favorite newspaper.

About the Speaker:

Jeffrey Barbee is an award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker focusing on groundbreaking environmental and science issues around the world. Numerous newspapers and magazines, including National Geographic, The Guardian, and others commission his writing. His 2015 film, The High Cost of Cheap Gas, about the lessons Colorado could share about oil and gas development with the world, has been translated into seven languages –winning numerous awards including the LA Independent Film Festival, Envirofilm, and others. Barbee is also the director and founder of Alliance Earth, a Basalt-based non-profit foundation supporting science and environmental reporting for the world’s media. He is also a mountaineer, photographer, expedition leader, and a fellow of the Explorer’s Club.

About Potbelly Perspectives

ACES’ Potbelly Perspectives speaker series features Aspen locals and visitors who share their exciting accounts of world travel and adventure through images and stories. This series provides an opportunity for community-building and story-telling that engages Aspen locals and visitors alike. Hot tea, cold beer, and light snacks will be provided.

From the Okavango to Mount Mabu: Incredible true tales of African adventure



January 3, 2024 from 6–7pm


Adult, Adults


Hallam Lake