Friday September 28
Jim began bagging peaks in the Adirondacks at the age of 5, during a family vacation in 1970. His love of wild places and the escape they offer led him to long-distance hiking in his teens. After that, rock climbing was a natural extension. Over the last 30 years, he has dedicated his life to climbing extensively around the world. In that pursuit, he has climbed on nearly every continent, authored one of the best guidebooks on the planet: Adirondack Rock, and is now pushing the 5.13 envelope.
Saturday September 29
Since finding climbing 18 years ago, Matt has since been perpetually psyched on pursuing all forms of the sport – from 10 foot tall boulder problems to new ice and mixed lines, to high altitude golden granite. This passion has led him to travel to destinations all over the world including Pakistan, China, and the Canadian Rockies. Closer to home Matt’s goals and accomplishments evolve along with the change of the New England seasons, from 5.13+ trad lines in the summer and fall to multi-pitch M9 mixed lines in the winter.
As a former teacher, Matt is passionate about helping others to grow towards accomplishing their goals. Continually inspired by the crags, mountains, and people he meets along the way Matt looks forward to the infinite adventures and experiences that the climbing life offers.
Speaker and Dinner cost $25.00
Money goes towards defraying costs of venue, speakers, and food service. We are still working with food vendors but expect both veggie and meat options featuring local foods. Please check back soon.