Josh Lowell, of Big UP Productions, discusses his love affair with life in the vertical, storytelling, and how to balance being a father, husband, climber, and filmmaker. Head to our blog Inclined for the interview.
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Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Grant Kick-starts Climbing School in Rio de Janeiro Favelas · December 17, 2012
About the Zach Martin Breaking Barriers Grant:
While climbing is awesome and all, helping people is even better. The Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Grant (ZMBB) is a dual-purpose grant fund that focuses primarily on a humanitarian objective. The secondary objective involves alpinism, ice climbing, rock climbing, bouldering, or simply adventure & discovery in the natural environment. Learn more about this grant opportunity and how to apply.
Get ready for the Hueco Rock Rodeo with climbing clinics! Learn from top climbers and their coaches in Hueco Tanks! All clinics will meet at the barn at the Hueco Rock Ranch at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. All clinics are $90 and include park entrance fee.
December 29—Jason Kehl and Nina Williams
January 19—Alex Johnson, Nick Duttle, Kris Peters
Februrary 17—Daniel Woods, Paige Classsen, Paul Robinson, Nick Duttle, and Merrick Ales (photo workshop)
AAC Member Jordan Campbell’s goals have shifted from alpine climbing to global stewardship. This time, the adventure involves returning sight to the blind in volatile Sudan. Get the story on Inclined.
Rock & Ice Magazine and the American Alpine Club (AAC) have teamed up to create a new online educational resource for climbers.
Rockandice.com and americanalpineclub.org now provide free access to digital excerpts of the AAC’s most popular book, Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Today climbers can read through 25 reports and analyses, from belay failure to bee stings. Over time, more excerpts will become available exclusively on these two websites.
“This partnership will save lives,” said Erik Lambert, Information & Marketing Director for the AAC. “Climbers have a healthy fascination in learning the mistakes of others. We expect that making this information freely available will encourage climbers to learn some new tricks and recognize how human error plays a role in most accidents, climbing more safely as a result.
“The American Alpine Club and Rock & Ice have a mutual goal—making climbers safer,” says Rock & Ice editor Jeff Jackson. “Making Accidents in North American Mountaineering available online and for free will help the message get to the growing number of climbers who otherwise would have to learn the hard way.” Read the full press release here.
Head over to Inclined for Nathan Brown’s report on the 2012 Orco International Trad Climbing Meet.
“This past September, I was honored to represent the American Alpine Club at the 2012 Valley Orco International Climbing Meet hosted by the Club Alpino Accademico of Italy. Traditional crack and slab climbing were the focus of the meeting and the Valley Orco crags, 50 kilometers North-East of Torino, were the perfect venue. For American perspective, if you could put Veadawoo, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Yosemite’s Cathedral Spires, and the movie Heidi in a blender, out would come a smoothie that tastes like Valley Orco…(Read More)”
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Greetings art-hungry members,
Heads up on a cool opportunity this Friday evening, December 7.
AAC Heartland Section Chair, AAC Media Partner, and recent National Geographic cover artist, Jeremy Collins, is hosting a live online auction at his studio for some of his original artwork.
If one of our AAC members wins the auction, Jeremy will donate 10% to the AAC!
You will be competing with those who are there LIVE at his studio in Kansas City, MO.
Each piece also comes with a 17 x 22” fine print of the art with added details, route lines, and historical notes.
To join this speed auction: “Like” Jeremy’s art page @facebook.com/
Preview the works online: