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Climbing Denali...Old Skool - Potluck & Slideshow

6:30 PM Potluck | 7:15 PM Slideshow

In 1975, Fred Smith, an H/B 4-season leader, and a few pals climbed Denali, taking on the trip of a lifetime, with modern gear at the time and none of the modern infrastructure we have today...just enough knowledge to be dangerous and a naive faith in their post-adolescent indestructability. As a self-indulgent exercise in remembering, Fred scanned those slides in 2009, and four years later Photoshopped hundreds of little spots of cellar mold in the emulsion and make the show presentable. Would people today be interested in a forty-year-old climb? It is kind of ancient history, but it makes an interesting contrast with all the technical climbing gear we have at our fingertips today.

Potluck Info: Participation in the 6:30pm potluck is optional. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (w/stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.

Subway Directions: Take the MBTA to Park Street Station. Walk through the Boston Common uphill towards the State House on Beacon St. To the left of the State House is Joy St; follow Joy St uphill to the AMC Auditorium Building (brownstone), #4 Joy St on the left hand side.  Map:

Parking: Nearby parking is available at the Boston Common Garage, located underneath the Boston Common. Access is off Charles St, between the Public Garden and the Boston Common. We now have discount parking passes, you'll save $5!

More info about the Garage is here:

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  • Karen

    Sorry I wasn't feeling well. See you all at the BATV documentary films.

    January 16, 2014

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