AMC’s Pinkham Notch November Evening Programs

Saturday, November 12: My Heart in Haiti   Dr. Will Houghton’s primary interest has always been wilderness medicine. Drawn to the field of medicine after doing month long wilderness trips with kids, he quickly came to realize the critical importance of the “what if”. During his service as a primary care physician, he taught wilderness medicine to many and diverse groups. And it has served him well in caring for those that experienced mishaps on adventure exploits, he among them.  Dr. Will now writes and teaches, and runs Mountain Medicine Education, a non-profit entity that teaches EMTs, nurses, and lay people to use the most important tool in their medical kits, their creativity. This was about the only tool he had when he went to Haiti in haste after the earthquake. And in this program, he tells that story

Saturday, November 19: Intrepid Descent   This documentary captures the classic backcountry skiing experience of Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington and explores the rich history of the ravine, which has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920′s. A present day narrative takes viewers from the daunting hike and climb up the Ravine to the exhilarating descent over the lip, while interviews with experts, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman’s. A classic man-versus-nature story, Intrepid Descent pays homage both to the mountain and to the individuals who dare to pursue their passion.

Friday, November 25:  An Evening of Traditional Tunes  Join North Country fiddler extraordinaire Patrick Ross for an evening of traditional tunes — from Franco-Canadian to Celtic and Appalachian- on acoustic fiddle and guitar.  Patrick will be accompanied by guitarist Doug Perkins. Presented in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire’s Mountain Links program (www.aannh.org).  This program is part of the AMC’s Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration and follows the 5:30-7:30 pm buffet dinner featuring Traditional New England Cuisine.

Saturday, November 26:. Guatemala: Lowlands to Highlands  Join Jack Holmes in Guatemala.  He will start in Tikal in the Mayan Lowlands, then move to modern Mayan places Antigua and Lago Atitlan; a sunset climb on Volcan Picaya will end the trip.  Jack Holmes’ travels have taken him through the United States, all Provinces of Canada, and some of the States of Mexico. Jack always travels with at least two cameras, capturing images of the place and its people.  This program is part of the AMC’s Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration and follows the 5:30-7:30 pm buffet dinner featuring “The Best of the AMC’s International Dinner and Adventure Series.”

Programs are Free & Open to the Public; Programs begin at 8 PM AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16, Pinkham Notch, NH. For more information contact the AMC at (603) 466-2727.  This schedule is subject to change. AMC Outdoor Explorations are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean & the William T. Morris Foundation. The AMC is an equal opportunity service provider. The AMC operates Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and its system of backcountry huts in the White Mountain National Forest under a special-use permit from the US Forest Service.

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