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New Shawangunk Campground Breaks Ground · September 27, 2013

Big news! Ground has broken in the Gunks! The American Alpine Club and Mohonk Preserve are proud to announce that construction is underway at the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground. The long-anticipated and much-needed campground will be a major addition to the Shawangunk Mountains region’s lodging facilities.

For more information visit the press release.


We’re Hiring a Ranch Manager for Hueco Rock Ranch · September 25, 2013

The AAC is now hiring a ranch manager for the Hueco Rock Ranch in El Paso, TX. The Manager is employed on a seasonal basis full-time from approximately November 1, 2013 through April 15, 2014.

For more information visit our jobs page.

Front Range Movie Night this Saturday · September 24, 2013

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AAC Sponsors Banff Mountain Book Competition · September 24, 2013

Building on a century-long tradition of creating, collecting, preserving, sharing, and promoting mountain literature, the AAC is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Banff Mountain Book Competition. AAC Executive Director Phil Powers will be awarding the Grand Prize for best guidebook on October 31, 2013 at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Find us there and at Radical Reels U.S. tour locations.

The AAC is Now On Instagram · September 23, 2013


Dig into climbing history, discover rarely seen climbing artifacts from the AAC’s library, or find inspiration from images of newly set routes, brought to you by the American Alpine Journal.

Follow along with us at the @americanalpine and be sure to tag us next time you’re out climbing!


Free T-shirt When You Join or Renew · September 19, 2013

BMC International Winter Meet 2014 · September 17, 2013

We are looking for two AAC members interested in attending the BMC International Winter Meet in Scotland in 2014.
Apply here: http://owl.li/p4pFN. Applications are due September 27th.

Hueco Rock Ranch is Now Open for Reservations · September 11, 2013

Summer might be ending, but that just means the AAC’s Hueco Rock Ranch will soon be opening for the season! Reservations for 2013-2014 season are now open. Book your reservations online.

Our Members: Andrew Burr · September 10, 2013

Scott Wilson, East Buttress 5.10b, El Capitan, 2012 International Climbers Meet, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA. Photo by Andrew Burr

Scott Wilson, East Buttress, El Capitan, 2012 International Climbers Meet, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA. Photo by Andrew Burr

Climbing photographer, Andrew Burr, discusses how he got into photography, why he loves the International Climbers’ Meet, and dishes out advice on becoming a photographer.

Head over to our blog Inclined for the full story.

Climber Survey: Help Us Improve the AAC · September 3, 2013


We’re working hard to make the AAC what climbers of all types and abilities want from the largest national climbing organization.

Fill out the survey and help us make the AAC better than ever.