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Boston Chapter Slideshow Series


Join us for a series of free slideshows, potluck dinners and socializing with fellow AMC hikers, adventurers and foodies.

Where/When: AMC's Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy Street, Boston MA. Doors open at 6:15pm, potluck dinner starts at 6:30pm, slideshows begin at 7:15pm unless otherwise noted. Join our Google Group for cancellation notices via email.


Potluck Details: Starts at 6:30pm. Participation is optional. Homemade & store bought goodies & takeout are welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a kitchen for re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots for stovetop.

Public Transit & Map:
Take the MBTA Subway Red or Green Lines, or the #43 or #55 bus, to Park Street Station. Walk through the Boston Common uphill towards the State House on Beacon St. To the left of the State House is Joy St; follow Joy St uphill to #4, a brownstone building on the left hand side. Look for paper AMC Slideshow Series signs on the door and fence. Map:

Parking: Nearby parking is available at the Boston Common Garage, underneath the Boston Common, off Charles St between the Public Garden and the Boston Common. We sell discount parking passes at the shows for $9.00 (50% off normal rate!). More info about the garage/location is here:

RSVP & Join the AMC Slideshow Google Group: To RSVP for a slideshow, click on the RSVP link listed under the show description, or email Julie LePage the slideshow organizer. To get the latest updates & cancelations via email, join our Google Group: 



Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Chuck & Ted's Excellent Bugaboo Climbing Adventure
6:30 potluck, 7:15pm show

Bugaboo Provincial Park, situated in the Purcell Mountains of southeast British Columbia, continues to draw climbers from around the world to its airy, glacier-sculpted granite spires. With many peaks over 3,000 metres in elevation the Bugaboo’s offer awe inspiring mountain and glacier terrain, and are world famous for multi-pitch trad climbs on granite spires that tower above a glaciated world below. Hiking trails are few. Inexperienced or ill-equipped climbers and hikers should forego a visit here in favor of less demanding areas of the province. Join Ted Bolton and Chuck Monjak as they relive their 4 day climbing journey into this hidden mountain kingdom off the beaten path, just 3-4 hours from the town of Banff.

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nzbike.jpgTuesday, February 7th, 2017
Aotearoa, Biking the Land of the Long White Cloud
6:30 potluck, 7:15pm show

At the end of 2015, Deborah Holt was looking for a place to celebrate her retirement. After eliminating two other possibilities (Japan and The Philippines), she and a friend settled on biking through New Zealand for a month. Join us at the AMC Boston Slideshow Series to learn why New Zealand was an excellent choice for Deborah, about her route planning, her bike, bike gear and the challenges and joys of the experience. Deborah will compress a month on the road into an hour or so to give a sense of the landscape, people and culture observed from two wheels.

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

From Via Ferratta to Mount Blanc
6:30 potluck, 7:15pm show

Join us to experience Stephen Najarian's two most recent adventures in one slideshow. The first is climbing chimneys, mountain peaks, valleys, ladders and the via-Ferrata (the Iron Way) while exploring World War I caves and trench warfare sites and the Refugi’s (Huts) system. The second adventure includes the view of the Valley of Sports in Chamonix, France from the mighty summit of Mont Blanc. My wish is that this presentation will inspire you to leave a new trail on your next adventure. 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lessons Learned from Climbing the 7 Highest Summits & Skiing Across the Poles
6:30 potluck, 7:15pm show

Have you ever wondered what’s it like to stand on the summit of Mount Everest,  and what’s on the climber’s mind? Or what it's like to tread through the blinding whiteness in minus 50 degrees in Antarctica day after day? This person, Lei Wang, grew up as an un-athletic book-nerd who considered walking a few blocks in the city during her first winter in Boston a daunting adventure. Lei is also the first Asian-American to climb the highest peak on all seven continents, including Mount Everest, and to ski to the North and South poles. What made her decide to take on such challenges? How did she make such a dramatic lifestyle transformation? Come to see what she saw on her journey, to hear what thoughts kept her going at the hardest time.

Lei will also bring her latest book, After the Summit: New Rules for Reaching Your Peak Potential in Your Career and Life.In this book, her contrarian advice on success reveals that what she learned while earning an MBA at Wharton School of Business and in her high-tech jobs won’t work if you want a career that is fulfilling and pushes you to your peak potential. For more check out her website:

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 Past Shows 


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Section Hiking the Camino De Santiago by Christine McArdle


Tuesday September 20, 2016
One Way Ticket to China: Backpacking, Climbing and Volunteering by Colleen Moore

PDF of Slideshow (10.7 MB)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My Five Favorite National Parks by Harvey Halpern

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