In September 2020, two women set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) record in the Adirondacks. Katie Rhodes and Bethany Garretson thru-hiked all 46 High Peaks unsupported – they carried all their own food and supplies, used no vehicles, and camped along the way. 175 miles, 64,000 feet of elevation gain, in 7 days, 4 hours, and 50 minutes. They raised $3,000 for suicide awareness and prevention in the process.
Don’t miss it. Come hear their inspirational story.
Katie is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany. She is also President of Adirondack Mountain Rescue, a NYS licensed hiking & camping guide, a LNT trainer, and mental health awareness advocate. She also makes and sells granola and adventure snacks in Saratoga County through her small business TogaNola. Bethany is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Paul Smith College in Adirondack State Park, a writer, mountaineer, and environmental and social justice advocate. Together, they continue to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and other non profit organizations.
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We will start the meeting with the presentation, then there will be time for questions followed by our business meeting.
May 11, 2021 @7:00 p.m.
Please request a Zoom link to join by 5/10/2021 from Doug Rosenberry @ firstname.lastname@example.org