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An American Ascent

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Join us and the Green Mountain Club for a screening of An American Ascent!

Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington

An American Ascent documents the first African-American expedition to tackle 20,310-foot Denali, North America’s highest peak. In a few decades, the United States will be a majority-minority nation as people of color outnumber today’s white majority. Yet many of this future majority do not consider the outdoors a place for them. By ascending Denali, nine climbers challenged this adventure gap and began a history of inclusion among outdoor adventurers. The film addresses overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it chronicles the challenges of weather, logistics, terrain, and altitude. Screened in partnership with Outdoor Gear Exchange.

27th Annual James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series
For more than a hundred years the Long Trail has inspired Vermonters to seek adventure in the Green Mountains and beyond. The James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series, named after the man who first envisioned the Long Trail, brings such adventures to you through stories, photographs, and videos. Join us for inspiring presentations that will transport you to mountains and waterways near and far as we celebrate twenty-seven years of the Taylor Series—a great way to spend an evening!

Admission is $5 for Green Mountain Club members and $8 for nonmembers; kids under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the door only. Proceeds support local sections and the GMC Education Program.

The Taylor Series is sponsored by GMC’s fourteen sections, local businesses, and other friends of the club:

$1,000+ Corporate Sponsors:
802 Cars, Johnson Hardware Rental, Farm & Garden, Long Trail Brewing, Vermont Sports

$500 – $999 Business Members:
Horst Engineering, Rock Art Brewery

Feb-19 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Outdoor Gear Exchange
37 Church Street, Burlington, VT, 05401, United States
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