Join us for a virtual watch party of An American Ascent, a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to climb North America's highest peak, Denali.
Per the documentary website:
By taking on the grueling, 20,310 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain, nine African-American climbers set out to shrink this Adventure Gap by building a legacy of inclusion in the outdoor/adventure community.
The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the worlds most iconic peaks.
Options to watch:
There are multiple paid and free options to watch the movie, for our event we will use the free option via Tubi and our discord server so we can enjoy and discuss the film together.
Chao is a local leader with the 20s and 30s committee. He really enjoys taking people on local hikes. He also enjoys software projects related to hiking so do reach out to him if you are interested in working together.
Michael Hanley is a local leader with the AMC Young Member's committee. In addition to hiking he enjoys exploring Massachusetts on his bike, open water swimming, and playing piano.