We play outdoors in the mountains but the outdoors is in crisis. This is not an isolated access issue but a global issue of existential consequences. The latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in October 2018 starkly and unequivocally shows that we must drastically and immediately cut emissions in the next 12 years to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis.Read More
The Crux is a longstanding newsletter published by the AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee. All news, stories, and photos come from the Boston climbing community and we welcome any submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of February 2019, a group of women came together, not just to share a trail and a rope, but to reflect on the discussions within the community about how to encourage and support women in climbing. In celebration of International Women's Day (Friday, March 8) and Women's History Month, come read an article about the adventures and antics of these ladies slaying pillars on a spectacular day of ice.Read More
Snow is disappearing from the High Sierras, what's left is white quartz.
I have been a climber, skier and mountaineer for over 40 years and am now thinking about future outdoor enthusiasts. Climate change is our most important problem. I am writing a series of articles that I hope will educate you about energy and climate change initiatives in Massachusetts and thus move you from agreeing that climate change is a problem to taking action to deal with it, both personally and politically. This article encourages you to speak up in support of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Please read the article.Read More
I have been a climber, skier and mountaineer for over 40 years and active with the AMC for decades. In thinking about what is the most important way in which I can give back to other outdoor enthusiasts and to future generations, including my kids, addressing the problem of climate change is by far the most important. I have dedicated myself to writing a series of articles that I hope will educate you about energy and climate change initiatives in Massachusetts and thus move you from agreeing that climate change is a problem to taking action to deal with it, both personal and political. I want to provide easy to follow guidance on how to be effective in the fight for a better future. The first article lists personal things you can do (other than the standard call to install low wattage light bulbs).Read More