An American Ascent (Film Screening)

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.