We’re pleased to announce a speaking tour by legendary speed climber Ueli Steck. Presented by Mountain Hardwear, with proceeds to benefit the AAC, the highly acclaimed “Swiss Machine” will present a visually stunning and interactive slideshow about his experiences climbing the world’s largest mountains, setting speed records without oxygen, training in the Swiss Alps and helping Mountain Hardwear fabricate better clothing systems for all his pursuits. View the press release.
We believe that all climbers with ambition—not just sponsored or elite athletes—should have opportunities to explore and push limits. The Live Your Dream program funds adventurers of all abilities and helps everyday climbers take their skills to a new level.
Thanks to a matching grant from The North Face, we have the potential to increase grant funding from $28,000 in 2014 to $45,000 in 2015. Back this project today to help us reach our goal of $15,000 by December 3, 2014.
The American Alpine Club is proud to announce Reinhold Messner as the keynote speaker for the 2015 AAC Annual Benefit Dinner, presented by Adidas.
Messner will speak January 31st, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. Beginning with a prolific climbing career in the Alps, then pioneering the highest peaks in the world “by fair means” (i.e. without oxygen and often solo), Messner is the most famous—and regarded as the most accomplished—high-altitude climber ever to live. Read press release.
We’re is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Cornerstone Conservation Grants powered by REI. To fulfill our vision of healthy climbing landscapes we award $25,000 annually to organizations, landowners, and individuals to help fund projects such as human waste solutions, climbing trail restoration, and related infrastructure projects.
UIAA Bozeman Ice Climbing World Cup and North American Championships
December 11-13, 2014
Thanks to all of our members who continue to support the AAC. You’ve helped us reach 15,000 members!
Your membership helps us fight for access, conserve our amazing climbing landscapes, and protect our heritage. It also allows us to build and maintain critical lodging facilities and enable hundreds of climbers to take their dream trips thanks to our grants program. Together we’re stronger!
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AAC members, we’ve launched a new Member Profile! Your new Profile is a place to connect with fellow climbers and meet up, whether they’re near or far. You can now:
– Find a couch to sleep on during your next climbing trip
– Discover local discounts
– Find a climbing partner
– Sync up your Mountain Project profile
– Keep track of your membership referrals and earn exclusive gear
The American Alpine Club & the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) are now proud partners. Are you a NOLS alum? Log into your new profile and use the Member Share to connect & climb with other NOLS alums!