The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club held its annual meeting on November 10, 2018 at the Clarion Hotel in Portland.

The Chapter voted in the new Executive Committee chairs. Those new chairs are listed here: 2019 Executive Committee

The Chapter also made its 2018 Annual Report available at the meeting. To view a PDF copy of the report please click here: Annual Report 2018.

The evenings featured speaker, Ty Gagne, is the author of Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova.

This is a story about Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, who set off before sunrise on Feb. 15, 2015 for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes. What went wrong?

Where You’ll Find Me offers possible answers to that question, demonstrating why Matrosova’s story—what we know and what we will never know—represents such an intriguing and informative case study in risk analysis and decision-making.