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!
It’s free t-shirt time! Our fall member drive begins today and features a limited-edition Yeti shirt for free when you join or renew. The drive ends on September 15th, but supplies are limited and when we run out, that’s it. Visit our website for details.
“I believe in the yeti. I have seen his tracks, heard his yelping calls, listened to first-hand experiences of local people…Indeed, why should he not exist?“
When Lord John Hunt wrote these words in 1954, the Yeti was an oft-circulating topic of discussion among climbers and explorers. Indeed, it was an obsession for many— trips to the Himalaya at the time weren’t only for climbing, but also for scientific research into the nature of the beast.
With the help of the invaluable resources of the AAC Library, we’ve also obsessed over the Yeti and put together an online exhibit that examines the search for the mythical creature. With great excitement, we bring you the fruits of our explorations— The Yeti!