Tickets are now available for this year's Berkshire Bash.
Please join all Berkshire Chapter members and friends at our annual dinner meeting! The 2016 Berkshire Bash takes place on Saturday, November 5, at the Summit View in Holyoke. Tickets are $20 each, and admission includes a buffet dinner and our featured speaker, Ed Webster. There will be a cash bar. We will also have a short business meeting with the election of our Executive Committee members for the coming year.
Please register using our online Eventbrite system.
You will then pay for your ticket upon arrival at the event. (cash or check payable to AMCBerkshire)
Registration is required. We kindly ask that you make your reservation no later than October 24th.
Location: Summit View Banquet & Meeting House, 555 Northampton Street (Rte 5), Holyoke, MA.
Cost: $20.00 - register in advance, pay upon arrival.
Please contact Bess Dillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-528-4130.
Chapter Executive Committee
If you are interested in joining our chapter leadership or would like more information, please read more here.
This Year's Speaker
Our featured speaker, Ed Webster, is a Massachusetts native, and aside from being an award-winning mountaineer he is also an author, lecturer, publisher, and photojournalist. He is an acknowledged expert on the history of Mount Everest, including George Mallory and Tenzing Norgay. He has received multiple awards, including the American Alpine Club's 1994 David H. Soules Award for saving the life of a fellow climber. His 1988 Everest Kangshung Face new route, climbed with Robert Anderson (USA), Paul Teare (Canada), and Stephen Venables (UK), has been hailed as the last of the great Everest expeditions, and one of the most audacious mountaineering feats of all time. The group wanted to summit the world's tallest mountain in the absolute purest and best style they could - up a never-before-attempted route, with no bottled supplementary oxygen, without using radios, and with no Sherpa assistance.
Directions to Summit View House:
- From North: Take Exit 18 on I-91 and proceed to end of the ramp. At the end of the ramp take a right onto Rt. 5 South. Follow for approximately five miles and Summit View will be on your right.
- From South: Follow I-91 North to Exit 17A. Follow ramp to merge onto Rt. 141 South. Get into the left lane and take a left turn at the stop light onto Rt. 5 North heading towards Northampton. Follow Rt. 5 North for approximately 5 miles and Summit View will be on your left.