ADK screens film on 46er matriarch

LAKE PLACID – The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is presenting, “The Mountains Will Wait for You,” a movie about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman to climb the 46 Adirondack High Peaks.

This film will be screened at 8 p.m. Saturday at ADK’s High Peaks Information Center, located at Heart Lake near Lake Placid. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Hudowalski’s lifelong passion for the mountains and her devotion to a climbing organization called the Adirondack 46ers made her the eventual matriarch of the group. Members wrote to her to share their climbs, and she responded to every letter with words of encouragement and recollections from her time on those same peaks. “The Mountains Will Wait For You” is a homage to Grace, who said, “If it’s worth climbing, it’s worth writing about.”

ADK’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack history, art and music.