Despite the continuation of the pandemic and the effects it had on the ability to lead new trips, the climbing committee found a way to connect and get outdoors. In January/February, our leadership group put together a number of ice climbing trips to Stony Clove Notch in the Catskills and Chapel Pond in the Adirondacks. … Continue reading 2021 in Review
I’m proud to have a committee as diverse as ours, but we still have a lot to improve and learn from others in our community. Below are some BIPOC voices from our community that we found resourceful. We’ll be updating this list on a continual basis. Growing up Asian in the American South by Wai … Continue reading Outdoor BIPOC voices
RJ and Bill Fogel (Berkshires) from AMC's InterChapter Climbing Committee along with Local Climbing Organizations in the Northeast region met virtually over the past few weeks to discuss what climbing may look like as we start to reopen. We put together guidelines to help you climb safely and minimize impacts to the communities that host … Continue reading Dear Climbers….
First and foremost, please adhere to all local, state, and federal guidelines before venturing outdoors. If you do venture outdoors, please recreate locally. A lot of our crags are in rural areas, where the influx of climbers can be catastrophic to that communities healthy and safety. Access Fund will be holding a webinar on Thursday, … Continue reading Climbing & Covid-19
Check out this great write up by Chris Ballard of Sports Illustrated on Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison's ski expedition to Lhtose. https://youtu.be/wPXSFVruIHI