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AAC Headquarters Going Solar · October 30, 2012

Thanks to all of your votes this summer, the American Mountaineering Center has won a local contest that will provide the AMC with up to a 10kW solar electric system. The “Solarize Golden” contest was sponsored by Real Goods Solar, Inc. For each home that goes solar between now and the end of November, RGS will donate a solar panel to the AMC. For more information about how you can power your home with solar energy and help out the AMC visit the Solarize Golden website or our blog Inclined.

Three Days Left to Apply for Mountaineering Fellowship Grant · October 28, 2012

Only three days left to get your application in!

Twenty-five or younger? Fuel your inspiration with a Mountaineering Fellowship Grant.

Started in 1966, Mountaineering Fellowship Grants have long encouraged American climbers age 25 years and younger to go into remote areas and seek out climbs more difficult than they might ordinarily be able to do.

Application deadlines for the Fall round of Mountaineering Fellowship Grants are Nov. 1—only a couple days away—so apply now!

Slice O’ Pie Video Contest · October 25, 2012

Head to the AAC’s Southeast Region Facebook page and vote for your favorite video by November 2. The winner will be announced at the Horse Pens 40 Triple Crown After Party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help out the AAC Library · October 24, 2012

The AAC Library is looking for individually bound volumes of the 1930 American Alpine Journal and copies of Accidents in North American Mountaineering from 1949, 1950, and 1971. The copies will be used for the AAC publications’ digitization project and returned after the project is complete. The AAC Library contains copies of every AAC publication, however, these specific volumes are not suitable for digitization. Anyone able to help the Library locate these individual volumes will earn some free AAC swag! Please contact esurles@americanalpineclub.org.

 

Hueco Origins: Remembering Todd Skinner · October 23, 2012

As we near a real opening for the Hueco Rock Ranch it is important to remember how it came to be in the first place. Read the story on Inclined, where Brad Werntz recalls the beginnings of the now iconic area.

Remember, the Hueco Rock Ranch is opening November 1, 2012. You can reserve camping, rooms, and find out everything you need to know about climbing in Hueco on our website.

Cornerstone Conservation Grant Recipients Announced · October 17, 2012

The American Alpine Club is pleased to announce that it has chosen the recipients of the 2012 Cornerstone Conservation Grant. The Cornerstone Grant funds essential infrastructure to reduce climber impacts at the climbing areas we love. Launched in 2011, this new AAC grant aims to protect, restore and sustain local crags around the country. This year, we are thrilled to award $25,000 to seven outstanding projects, from the Pacific Northwest to New England.

Read about the recipients and the projects on Inclined.

Annual Dinner Registration Now Open · October 16, 2012

American Alpine Club to Host the 50th Anniversary of Americans on Mount Everest

Annual fundraiser in San Francisco will reunite 1963 Everest legends and publicly honor 50 years of vertical inspiration

The American Alpine Club is thrilled to announce plans for its 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner: The 50th Anniversary of Americans on Mount Everest. The upcoming Benefit Dinner will serve as the official celebration marking half a century of Americans on Everest. This special evening is open to the public and will be held at the Craneway Pavilion on the waterfront of the East Bay of San Francisco on February 23, 2013. Every living member of the 1963 expedition team will reunite at the Dinner and present together for the first time in decades. These living legends have inspired generations of climbers and explorers: Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Allen Auten, David Dingman, Maynard Miller, and Richard Pownall. The Annual Benefit Dinner is the AAC’s signature and largest annual event. Coupling fine waterfront dining with a presentation by these Everest pioneers, the Dinner will bring together adventurers of every age for a rare and unforgettable evening. To reserve a spot at this reunion, please visit the AAC website: americanalpineclub.org.

To read the complete press release go here.

 

Mountaineering Grants for Young Climbers: App Deadlines Approaching · October 15, 2012

Looking to push your limits? Twenty-five or younger? Fuel your inspiration with a Mountaineering Fellowship Grant.

Started in 1966, Mountaineering Fellowship Grants have long encouraged American climbers age 25 years and younger to go into remote areas and seek out climbs more difficult than they might ordinarily be able to do.

Application deadlines for the Fall round of Mountaineering Fellowship Grants are Nov. 1—only two weeks away—so apply now!

International Climbers’ Meet · October 12, 2012

The AAC’s International Climbers’ Meet is taking place right now in Yosemite Valley from Oct 8 to Oct 13. The purpose of this event is to form connections with AAC members and climbers from all over the world, foster relations with Yosemite Park management, climb in iconic Yosemite Valley, and just have fun!

There are 55 participants in total, including 10 hosts, 23 AAC members from the U.S., and 21 International climbers, in addition to others attending the event.

To follow the event, head over to our blog Inclined! We’ll have a full re-cap of the event in the coming weeks.

Looking out at Half Dome. Andrew Burr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New River Gorge Campground Open · October 5, 2012

You can now camp at the AAC New River Gorge Campground!

Phase one of the building process is complete! The road is finished, and we’ve cleared spaces for camping. Come have a great time at our new campground!

Basic camping is up and running with essentials like potable water, porta potties, and a friendly camp host. No reservations are necessary. Just come on down whenever you like, check in with the host, and you’ll be climbing before you know it. Everyone is welcome and, for now, the camping is free. Don’t forget—in the future, only AAC members will stay at a discounted rate. For more information and camp-area maps, go to our New River Gorge lodging page.

Be sure to check out this sweet video with AAC members bouldering just a short walk from the new campground!

Souvenir from Luke Padgett on Vimeo.

 

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