Live in the Northwest? This brand-new, locally administered grant program supports climbers in realizing their dreams—whatever those dreams might be! So Dream Big this weekend and fill out your application. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
This is a Club, as should be obvious from the name, and as Club members, your voice and opinion is valuable. Tell us what you think of this new newsfeed and the redesigned homepage. We’d love your feedback…unless it’s unpleasant, that just makes us feel bad about ourselves.
Every Wednesday on Facebook, we post an image and encourage everyone to figure out where we are—or where we used to be and maybe wish we were again (nature of photography and all that). Check out this week’s photo.
Our friends over at the North Face are launching their spring speakers tour with our member (and AAJ contributor) Mark Synnott. It should be awesome. Check out an interview with Mark and some video over on Inclined.
Live in the Rockies? This brand-new, locally administered grant program supports climbers in realizing their dreams—whatever those dreams might be! So Dream Big this weekend and fill out your application. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
In what’s possibly the least lame first month at a job in history, new Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator Jenn Flemming took a road trip to Utah to meet with our members, local climbing organizations across the state, and of course, climbers! Read more on Inclined: The AAC Blog.
This is a big win for the climbing community to maintain the option to climb in the style of their choosing—and for wilderness mentorship opportunities in our National Parks. Thanks to the American Mountain Guides Association (who really took the lead on this action) and to Colorado Senator (and AAC member) Mark Udall. Read some more details on National Parks Traveler.
Many of the core faculty for this program just happen to be American Alpine Club members—and we’re pretty sure that many more Club members will be interested in this Mountain Medicine Program! Read more
The American Alpine Club is excited to launch an entirely new kind of climbing grant, born from the idea that the most important climbs are our own.
Live Your Dream Grants provide seed money to climbers—of all disciplines, ages, and abilities—who have ambitions to expand their climbing horizons. This year the AAC is launching the program with $12,000, which will be distributed to at least a dozen individuals or small teams in pursuit of their personal climbing dreams. The emphasis of the grant is on projects that have significant positive impact on grantees’ progressions as climbers.
At the fundraiser for Save Castle Rock State Park, the AAC raised $20K. Hedge Fund then added another $250K to keep park open for another year! Due to budget crunches, many state parks in California are threatened with closure—we’re happy to support keeping this one open!