Film Screening: “An American Ascent”

The MIT Outing Club and MIT Black Graduate Student Association are pleased to bring you
FREE and Public screening of
“An American Ascent” (
on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm in MIT Building 26-100 (
AN AMERICAN ASCENT documents the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali (aka Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak), while shedding light on the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a “minority majority” nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America’s wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of 20,237ft Denali, nine African-American climbers try to bridge this “adventure gap” – challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America’s biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.