Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 7:00p -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Have you ever thought of doing an epic hike? What about Presidential traverse across Mt. Washington and others, or maybe the famed Pemi traverse? How about completing both in a single day at 49.5 miles and 17,500 elevation gain? It may sound impossible, but you'll walk away from this presentation realizing that even while being only human, you are capable of reaching the incredible.
Join renowned New England peak-bagger Philip J. Carcia who will explain how he has gone from Only Human to All In for completing some of the most ambitious hiking and running projects to date in the White Mountains of New Hampshire including a single-day Presi-Pemi traverse.
Philip is best known for his two multi-month endurance projects: the Single Year Grid and the White Mountains Redline FKT. In preparation for another 2,000+ mile summer in 2021, Carcia has started to take on equally impressive calendar-day efforts, most of which boast the same repetition-driven aesthetic indicative of his earlier projects.
For example, in November 2020, Carcia climbed his hometown mountain Wachusett 30 times in a period of 23 hours and 30 minutes. Logging nearly 60 miles and 22,000 feet of vertical climbing, Carcia viewed this as a means of "giving himself fully" to the first mountain he climbed as a teenager.
And in January 2021, Carcia stepped out into the abyss again and completed two of the most grueling and iconic traverses in the White Mountains in a single calendar-day: the Presidential Traverse and the Pemi Loop.
Join Philip on February 24th as he shares how he went from Only Human to All In with photos, video, and commentary from these two recent calendar-day projects that are building up to even more ambitious outdoor goals.
This is a free event with a raffle of awesome prizes for those who choose to leave a donation that will go to benefit Outdoor Afro. Incredibly kind sponsors include Withings, a wearable tech company that is offering a Steel HR Sport ($160 value) for one winner. Every $5 donation is one entry into the raffle; give more and your chances go up!
Participants will receive a Zoom link midday of the presentation. You will also receive more instruction then as needed!