Upcoming Events in the Gunks
SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD. 8:00pm AT R&S.
ACCESS FUND REGIONAL TOUR.
The Access Fund is coming to your neighborhood! Join the Access Fund’s Development Director, Michael Allen, Northeast Regional Director, Mike Morin, and The Gunks Climbers' Coalition at Rock and Snow after your day in the Gunks for an intimate discussion. Bring your own camping chair or blanket to enjoy a casual evening in the store.
This event is FREE.
The Access Fund will be sharing insights on current Northeast projects, regional access issues, policy pursuits, and how all of this is impacting you, the Northeast climbing community.
This is your chance to meet your Access Fund representatives, discuss climbing area successes and challenges, and learn how you can join the larger conservation movement.
SATURDAY, JULY 14TH. 8:00pm AT R&S.
WHEN RUNNING MADE HISTORY - AN EVENING OF STORIES, READINGS & SCREENINGS WITH AUTHORS AND ELITE RUNNERS, ROGER ROBINSON AND KATHERINE SWITZER.
Join running historian and Runner’s World columnist Roger Robinson and pioneering marathoner and author Katherine Switzer as they share their experiences and introduce Roger’s new book, When Running Made History, which will be available that evening at the pre-publication price of $20, with a special pairing with Katherine’s book, Marathon Woman, for $30.
Residents of New Paltz for 13 years, Roger Robinson and Kathrine Switzer travel the world of running as speakers, writers, and still-elite runners. Both have won and worked at the Boston and New York City Marathons. When they're home, they support local races as runners or volunteers. Roger's over-70 5K PR of 22:16 was set in New Paltz and both have run the Pfalz Point Trail Challenge and others.
Roger Robinson is the foremost historian of running, a published literary scholar, and a multiple award-winning journalist who has often used his writing to advocate for the environment. One chapter of When Running Made History gives a ground-breaking account of the importance of the running industry as an environmental leader, opening on the Rock and Snow Bridge-2-Bridge 5-Miler in Mohonk Preserve. Roger will speak about the experiences behind the book and may also introduce Russell and Mark, his two knee replacements, who are contributing as flexibly as they can to his latest comeback.
Kathrine Switzer will emcee her husband Roger and share her own iconic story as a pioneer, innovator, and inspiration for women's running since 1967. One recent achievement was her run at the 2017 Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her barrier-breaking debut there. In the last year, she has run the New York (age-group podium) and London Marathons. In July she will be in full training for Berlin, where she will run and be promoting 261 Fearless, the foundation she created to bring running to women globally to help empower them.
SATURDAY, JULY 21ST. 8:00pm AT R&S.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF ADVENTURE TO HEAL W/ AMELIA WHALEN.
Amelia Whalen is known for pushing her climbing partners to the edge of their comfort zone — or as she likes to put it, “If you’re not cryin’, you’re not havin’ fun!” She believes the times we’re pushed the hardest and feel the most vulnerable — whether on the rock or facing life’s hardships — are the times we know our true selves and glimpse the deeper meaning of life. At this Rock and Snow event, she’ll share strategies she’s learned for letting outdoor adventures help you face grief and grow spiritually. Amelia believes in the importance of community as a support network for sharing ideas and passions. She’ll encourage participants to take part in uplifting and empowering discussions about our approach to loss, grief, and leaving our comfort zones. Amelia is the author of the recently published memoir, Everything You’ve Ever Done. The book details how the outdoors and rock climbing helped her heal from many particularly difficult life challenges, including a near death experience and being widowed at age 33. Amelia is an AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructor and a Wilderness First Responder. She’s been rock climbing for 28 years, and adventuring in nature all her life.
More events may be posted so check back soon.
We as climbers are a community of people that travel to all ends of this earth to pursue our love of the rock. If any of you would like to share your experiences with us please call Andrew or email him.