Come hear author Cheryl Suchors read from her new memoir 48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains and show pictures from her journey. Floundering in her second career, the one she's always wanted, forty-eight-year-old Cheryl Suchors resolves that, despite a fear of heights, her mid-life success depends on hiking the highest of the grueling White Mountains in New Hampshire. All forty-eight of them. She endures injuries, novice mistakes, and the heartbreaking loss of a best friend. When breast cancer threatens her own life, she seeks solace and recovery in the wild. Her quest takes ten years. Regardless of the need since childhood to feel successful and in control, climbing teaches her mastery isn't enough and control is often an illusion. Connecting with friends and with nature, Suchors redefines success: she discovers a source of spiritual nourishment, spaces powerful enough to absorb her grief, and joy in the persistence of love and beauty. 48 Peaks inspire us to believe that, no matter what obstacles we face, we too can attain our summits.
Potluck starts at 6:30pm, slideshow at 7:15pm, doors close at 9:00pm.
IMPORTANT: All slideshows take place at the NEW AMC Headquarters: 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129. You *MUST* register for the show to gain access to the building. A keycode will be sent to you via email the day before the show.
Participation in the potlucks is optional. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a full kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots/pans if needed.
- "Fans of Wild by Cheryl Strayed will love this new memoir. Cheryl Suchors had one goal in mind when she took up hiking in New Hampshire: climb all 48 peaks of the White Mountains. Spending 10 years pushing towards her goal, Cheryl endured the death of a c
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Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the less-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at the AMC.