Award-winning author Jonathan Waterman is visiting Big Sky to present his journey from adventurer to conservationist at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.

On Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m., Waterman will give an hour-long presentation called, “Evolution of an Adventurer.” The talk encapsulates his book, “Northern Exposures,” which elucidates Waterman’s career as a journalist, from ducking avalanches near the Gulf of Alaska and following an aerial wolf poacher, to kayaking across the Arctic.

By utilizing images, video and storytelling, Waterman will detail his experiences as a mountaineer and wilderness traveler, while paying it forward as a conservationist.

Waterman began photographing on his expeditions 30 years ago, but is mainly known as a writer. He has starred in, filmed, and written documentaries for television, including “The Logan Challenge,” “Surviving Denali,” “Odyssey Among the Inuit,” “ANWR Trek,” and “Chasing Water.”

Waterman is the author of 12 books and articles have chronicled his experiences in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Adventure, Hooked On the Outdoors, Outside, Backpacker, Climbing, and Rock and Ice. His work has garnered numerous awards, including the Banff Book Festival’s Best Adventure Travel book, the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, and an American Alpine Club Literary Award, among others.

Watch an introduction to Waterman’s book and presentation here.