Harvard Cabin Work Weekend

It’s that time of year again! The Harvard Cabin Work Weekend is scheduled for November 2-3, 2019.

Many have enjoyed the convenience of the Harvard Cabin during open weekends or the Ice Program. This is a great time to give back to the Harvard Cabin to show our support.

Check out the event for more details! Looking forward to seeing a great turn out this year!

Access Fund Restore Rumney

The Restore Rumney Initiative is working to address important safety and environmental concerns at some of the most heavily trafficked climbing areas at Rumney. The Access Fund team will be accepting volunteers Weds-Sat for the first two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October, 2019. Reach out to them directly at cteast@accessfund.org to volunteer!

For more information check out the webpage:


Lizzy Ragan GoFundMe

Lizzy Ragan is a fellow AMC member that experienced a ground fall earlier in August while climbing at Echo, NH. She sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury and is now paralyzed from her T4-T5 vertebrae down. The AMC Boston climbing community is supporting a medical fundraiser for Lizzy to help her afford the proper long - term rehabilitation she will need through this life-altering injury. Please consider donating to support her care, and check out the site to hear more about health updates:


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Support Emmett at Arc'teryx

Come celebrate the unity of the New England outdoor community. There will be a packed silent auction and raffle with contributions from top brands in the climbing, skiing, hiking, and trail running industries - the proceeds from which will go to benefit Emmett Lyman, a local climber who was recently injured in Alaska. Legendary local climber, Jim Ewing, will give a talk on his development as a climber and his re-entry into the climbing world after the amputation of his left leg. Drinks will be provided to those with a valid ID and pizza from Flatbread will be served. A suggested minimum donation of $10 to Emmett's recovery at the door will enter each attendee into a raffle to win an Arc'teryx jacket. 

7 pm - doors will open, silent auction goes live
8 pm - Jim's talk will begin
9 pm - final bids will be asked for on the auction
9:30 pm - the auction sheets are collected and bidders may pay and collect their prizes.
- the winners of the door raffle will be drawn and announced
10 pm - the event wraps up

More about presenter:
Jim Ewing is a local hardman, known for having pushed the envelope of technical ice and rock climbing all over the world for the last few decades. He was hurt in a climbing accident in the Caymans in 2015 and, after many surgeries, decided to have his left leg amputated. Working with his long-time friend, Hugh Herr, he was the first to recieve an innovative new surgery, which has been given his name, and has since begun using bionic limbs for walking, hiking, and climbing. He will be giving a talk about that progression and his recent trip to the Cirque of the Unclimbables to attempt the first adaptive ascent of the Lotus Flower.

More about Emmett:
While attempting the first ascent of an unclimbed peak in Alaska earlier this year, Emmett sustained a traumatic brain injury and fracture of his C6 and C7 vertebrae, causing damage to his spinal cord at the C5 level. Defying all odds, he survived his injuries with a remarkably positive attitude--no surprise to those who know him. Emmett is paralyzed below the neck with some use of his arms and wrists and is working hard to regain and maximize mobility. While he has great health and rescue insurance, the out-of-pocket expenses for ongoing rehab and daily living with high spinal cord mobility impairment are extremely high. As recipients of his kindness and help for years, many of his friends are organizing this fundraiser to begin trying to pay him back for his years of generosity.

More about the silent auction:
The total value of the items in the raffle has already exceeded $5000 and we are still early in the process of collecting donations. Brands like Arc'teryx, Adidas, Five Ten, Julbo, MSR, Thermarest, Rock and Snow, Metrorock Climbing Centers, Brooklyn Boulders, Petzl, Black Diamond, and Adventure Medical Kits have all made contributions and we anticipate many more stepping up to show their support for the New England outdoor community.


Support for AMC Friend Emmett

In June, long-time AMC volunteer Emmett was injured in a climbing accident on an unclimbed peak in Alaska's Lake Clark National Park. He sustained serious injury to his head and neck, leaving him significantly paralyzed with a spinal cord injury and a traumatic brain injury. 

Emmett is a special person in our community, bringing so many friends and new climbers together with his warmth and incredible kindness. Please consider helping us support our friend through a fundraiser set up to help defray the costs of his medical care. For more information on Emmett's recovery and to make a donation, visit his GoFundMe page using the link below.