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BEONLINEWITHAMC: Beyond the 48 - the winter edition

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed October 14, 2020

Contrary to what some people think, the hiking season doesn't end when there's snow on the ground. In fact, many people think it's actually just beginning. While climbing the 48 peaks in New Hampshire above 4,000 feet has become a popular winter pursuit, there are other high peak challenges both in New Hampshire and throughout the Northeast that someone can use for motivation. These include the Adirondack 46, the New England 67, the Northeast 115, and even the Trailwrights 72. While the number of people who have completed most of these lists in non-winter are in the thousands, the numbers drop to the hundreds for those who have completed them in winter. Reaching some of the summits was relatively straightforward and easy while others required detailed planning, mental endurance, and physical strength. Join Michael Blair as he shares stories, pictures, and tips of his journey to explore these other peaks.

You must register for this event. We will e-mail you the Zoom meeting details on the day of the event around noon. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm.

Michael first became involved with the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter as a trip leader in 2010. Since then he has been an instructor at both the Spring and Winter Introduction to Hiking and Backpacking Programs as well as the Spring and Fall Leadership Programs. In 2012 he became a field instructor with the AMC's flagship Mountain Leadership School. In 2019 he became a field instructor at the Adirondack Mountain Club's flagship Winter Mountaineering School. He and his wife Monica are outdoors most weekends, and together they run their own hiking group. Michael hikes year-round throughout the northeast and has finished the White Mountain 4,000-Footer Grid (each peak during each month). He has also hiked all of the Northeast 115 and the New England Hundred Highest at least once in both summer and winter. Besides the northeast, Michael has also hiked in Arizona, Bolivia, Colorado, and Italy - the highest elevation he has reached is 17,785 feet. When he's not hiking or backpacking, Michael is a volunteer trail maintainer (Caps Ridge Trail) and participates in various kayak and surfski races across New England.

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Michael Blair (E-mail Michael Blair), Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
119660

BEONLINEWITHAMC: Miserable Joy, Stories from an Appalachian Trail Journey

Executive Committee Date: Thu October 22, 2020

Join Charlie Arsenault to hear about his 2017 thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Charlie will share highlights, low lights, and lessons learned while walking the 2,189 mile white blazed path from Georgia to Maine. In 2017, over 6,000 thru hikers joined Charlie on an AT journey of joy and pain, ups and downs, and beauty and ugliness. Come to find out more about the AT from a 2,000 Miler.

Charlie is an AMC member, former Chapter Chair, current Regional Director, Board member, avid hiker, backpacker, and skier

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Cindy Crosby (E-mail Cindy Crosby)
120672

BEONLINEWITHAMC: You Can Always Take One Step: Climbing Aconcagua

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed November 18, 2020

Join us for a discussion and photographs of a climb of Aconcagua in 2007. A fifteen day trek and climb in the spectacular Argentinian Andes to the highest point in South America. A test of perseverance, a discovery of the many effects of altitude, a solo climb in the company of a multitude of other climbers, and always the incomparable beauty of the mountains.

You must register for this event. We will e-mail you the Zoom meeting details on the day of the event around noon. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm.

Maury Eldridge is a clinical psychologist, a grandfather and has been an occasional co-leader for the hiking/backpacking committee. He prefers to spend his time outdoors, both on the trail and on, in or under water. He undertook this climb when he was 56.

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: register here
Leader: Morgane Treanton morgane.treanton@gmail.com 203-273-0150 (Before 9pm), Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Maury Eldridge (E-mail Maury Eldridge)