New on Inclined: Exactly one year ago today, North Carolina climber Eric Metcalf, 19, fell to his death while rappelling. In the months since his untimely passing, American Alpine Club members from the Southern Appalachian Section have turned the tragic accident into a teaching opportunity, developing a series of two-hour clinics to instruct climbers in safe rappelling practices.
Visit Inclined to read how Southern Appalachian Section Chair David Thoenen recounts the genesis of the initiative, a process that involved leveraging Club resources and volunteers toward a positive and inspirational end.
Explore continues to grow with new galleries featuring:
- Huntley Ingalls Slideshow and Audio Recordings– Early 1960 slides from Ingalls personal slide collection featuring significant first ascents on Utah towers and in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- Gregory William Frux Expedition Cards– In conjunction with Frux’s paintings featured in the AAC Library and his Shawangunk prints that are in the Mountaineering Museum this summer, you can now see his expedition cards in Explore.
While visiting Explore, check out our Ad Carter gallery and our newest exhibit Denali Centennial: Commemorating our Pioneers by Jonathan Waterman.