Events

AMC Speaker Series with Majka Burhardt

Majka Burhardt ice climbing in colorful blue pants, orange jacket and purple helmet.Join your cold-weather climbing friends in the AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Community and beyond for tall tales of thin ice and thriving futures with Majka Burhardt.

Majka will share stories of shoring up the world’s water towers in the face of climate change, leveraging a team of world-class rock climbers for cliff-side access scientific research, playing in the frozen vertical, and life as a working and climbing mom of 5 year old twins.

Majka’s Bio: Majka is a professional climber, author, filmmaker and the founder and director of Legado, a non-profit that works to secure what they call “Thriving Futures” in some of the world’s most important areas for conserving biodiversity and safeguarding our climate.

This is a virtual event. Participants can email sendhers@amcbostonclimbers.com to register.  Connection information will be sent to registrants the week of the event. All attendees are entered to win a New England Ice Climbing guidebook. You must register for the event to be eligible. A winner will be announced at the end of the event.

Q4 Board Meeting

Our fourth quarterly board meeting will be Sept. 21 at 7:00pm.

Everyone is welcome! Agenda TBA.

 

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Q3 Board Meeting

Our third quarterly board meeting will be Sept. 21 at 7:00pm.

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Q2 Board Meeting

Our second quarterly board meeting will be July 20th at 7:00pm.

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Q1 Board Meeting

Our first public meeting of the year will be March 23rd at 7:00pm.

Everyone is welcome! Agenda TBA.

 

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Community Ascension Project – AMC Presentation

The Community Ascension Project was a series of workshops on collaborative climbing route development and crag stewardship practices held over 6 weekends in southern New Hampshire. You are invited to join a presentation by the organizers of the event: Kumi Wauthier, Dolci Mascolo and Bill Fogel. Learn about the successes and challenges of the project with the following objectives:

  • Introduce and expose historically excluded community members to crag development and stewardship
  • Inform about the process of developing and stewarding a crag
  • Build a diverse community committed to inclusive route development and stewardship practices
  • Promote inclusive community based crag development practices

Please register for the Zoom meeting on the link below:

https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/137035

WMCC JDEI Committee Winter Speaker Series: Climb United initiative of the American Alpine Club

Two hands clasped; one with a crack climbing glove made of tape. "Climb United" below the image.

WMCC JDEI Committee Winter Speaker Series with Cody Kaemmerlen and Shara Zaia from the Climb United Initiative of the American Alpine Club. 

Join us for a conversation with Cody and Shara about how Climb United is increasing access to the outdoors and how oppressive or discriminatory route names can get in the way of this. Let’s learn together how their body of work is impacting the national discussion and how it can inform our own processes towards route naming locally at Hanging Mountain and beyond.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84507238940

 

Speaker bios:

Cody Kaemmerlen

Cody lives in Salt Lake City where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Salt Lake climbers alliance and sits on the Jedi and communications committees. He is the director of Climb United Initiative and the host of the Wilder Mind podcast.

Shara Zaia

Shara is an Assyrian-American climber, educator, and community organizer based in Denver, CO. She is the founder of Cruxing In Color: a meetup platform aiming to connect, inspire, and educate self-identified POC within the context of climbing by offering free mentorship and access to gear.

AMC Speaker Series – Juan Michael Porter II

You’re invited to join the AMC’s Western Massachusetts Chapter for the first of its Justice,
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s speaker series.

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Outdoors.org

Please register for the JDEI Speaker Series.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link for the session.

Our first Speaker is Juan Michael Porter II.
Juan Michael Porter II is an arts & culture journalist whose coverage focuses on the intersection of Black lives, media criticism, and sexual health advocacy. He has written for TheBody.com, Anti-Racism Daily, Observer, American Theatre, Time Out NY, SYFY, Christian Science Monitor and AMC Outdoors. He is a National Critics Institute Fellow, member of the American Theatre Critics Association, former dancer and avid hiker.

Juan Michael will speak to his experiences addressing racism in the outdoors and everyday life. Afterwards there will be a Q/A and discussion.

To find out more about Juan Michael please read:
‘We Didn’t Expect to See You’: Racism and Profiling on Katahdin
Bold Type: How I Learned to Reject My Online Abusers
Make the outdoors more equitable— Anti-Racism Daily

We look forward to you joining us!

Q1 Board Meeting

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The first public board meeting of the year will be held on March 17th at 7:00.

Add this to your calendar– we’d love to see you there. The agenda is still being developed, but we will have some updates on Hanging Mountain and much more.

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Agenda:

1) Review upcoming events:
-New event calendar on website!
-Gym to Crag event — March 23rd – 7:00pm
-Silent Auction, March 29th – April 3th
2) Financial Update
3) Membership Update
4) JDEI Committee Update
-Mission Statement Proposal
5) Hanging Mountain Update
-MESA review
6) Farley Update
-FRTA announcement
-Spring trail day Farley

 

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Gym 2 Crag

This virtual Gym 2 Crag event will be hosted by board members Sara McFadden and Michelle Lloyd-Dedischew. If you have mostly only climbed in the gym and want to know the basics of climbing outside, this is a great starting point!

Michelle and Sara have loads of experience climbing in Western Massachusetts and are excited to share that with you. The presentation will cover the basics of equipment, safety and crag etiquette. It will not cover trad climbing or building anchors.

Please register in advance to receive the zoom link.