The AAC, with help from the Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), plans to digitize 100 years of publications from the Accidents in North American Mountaineering, American Alpine Club Journal and its early predecessor Alpina Americana.
“The AAC just received a Golden Piton Award from Climbing Magazine for bringing climbers together as a Community Developer. I believe a lot of the work our members did to conserve climbing areas, improve infrastructure at local crags, and advocate for initiatives climbers care about were a huge contribution to winning this award.” -Leigh Goldberg, AAC Conservation & Advocacy Director.
Head to our blog Inclined for The AAC’s Top 10 Achievement’s for Conservation and Advocacy in 2012.
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AAC’s Work as “Community Developer” Acclaimed in Climbing Magazine
The American Alpine Club (AAC) is a proud recipient of a 2013 Golden Piton Award for its service to the climbing community. Named the year’s “Community Developer” in the February 2013 issue of Climbing magazine, the award recognizes several recent triumphs that have benefitted Club members and the community at large.
Accidents in North American Mountaineering has been published since 1948, and this project marks the first time it will be fully available in electronic form.
The American Climber Science Program works to link scientists and climbers to help provide the knowledge necessary to preserve the alpine environment.
Zach Clanton (24), $700 from REI Challenge Fund for a new route and full traverse of Dragon’s Spine
James Gustafson (19), $700 from John Hudson Fund for an ascent up Cassin Ridge, Denali.
Sam Hennessey (23), $700 from Boyd Everett Fund for new routes on Thunder Mountain and Mt. Providence, Alaska.
David Hertel (24) $300 each from Rick Mosher Fund for exploring new routes in Chilkat Range, Alaska, and hiking and canoeing out.
Trevor Kreznar (23), $300 from Rick Mosher Fund for an ascent of Harvard Route on Huntington.
Kirill Langer (20), $300 for exploring Columbia Icefield peaks such as Mt. Andromeda and Mt. Kitchner.
Ryan Leary (25), $700 from REI Challenge Fund for exploring new routes and possible first ascents on Leaning Towers, Purcell Mountains, BC.
David Lee (19), $300 for exploring Columbia Icefield peaks such as Mt. Andromeda and Mt. Kitchner.
Miles Moser (24), $700 from REI Challenge Fund to explore North, Central, and South towers of Paine over four months.
Cade Ray (17), $150 for gaining climbing experience in RMNP, Tetons, and Banff.
Kurt Ross (21), $300 for exploring Columbia Icefield peaks such as Mt. Andromeda and Mt. Kitchner.
Committee: Yvon Chouinard, Eiichi Fukushima (Chair), James Funsten, Kestrel Hanson, Joe LaBelle, Pete Metcalf, Travis Spitzer, Geoff Tabin.
The Hueco Rock Rodeo brings together climbers of all abilities for a weekend full of climbing and camaraderie in the world class bouldering destination of Hueco Tanks. The American Alpine Club is very happy to be a part of the 20th Hueco Rock Rodeo hosting the event at our newly purchased Hueco Rock Ranch.
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