Black Friday – Cyber Monday online store sale starts now! Use the code: AACBlackFriday to get 30% off the entire store.
Three years ago the American Alpine Club reached out to its members, wrote a plan, and embarked on a journey to become the national club that American climbers truly wanted and needed. Like any great expedition, that journey has been ambitious and challenging—and we have learned a lot along the way.
The AAC staff and board of directors have been given a fresh perspective on our mission and after a yearlong process, the board adopted the following statements that will guide us into a new era:
- Our MISSION is to support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb.
- Our VISION is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.
Double-up on the 2012 and 2013 limited-edition hardcover American Alpine Journal books this week and receive nearly a 40% discount.
Don’t miss the chance to add these amazing pieces of climbing memorabilia to your collection. Sale ends Tuesday, November 11th. Buy today!
The 2012 hardcover AAJ is an exclusive, limited-edition (only 150 printed), hardbound, 400-page book, which features a special print of the Garhwal Himalaya, hand-signed by the artist Renan Ozturk. The print reflects Ozturk’s history-making first ascent of the Sharks Fin on Meru, a feature story in this edition.
The 2013 hardbound edition of the AAJ is dedicated to desert climbing pioneers Harvey Carter and Layton Kor, both of whom passed away while the AAJ was in production. The hardcover AAJ is an exclusive, limited-edition book, and only 150 were printed. Each book is hand-signed by Huntley Ingalls, who partnered with Kor on the two most important climbs in the Utah desert: Castleton Tower and the Titan (climbs which paved the way for Harvey Carter and others yet to come). Steve “Crusher” Bartlett’s photo of the Fisher Towers adorns the inside cover, and each copy also contains a special Collector’s Edition gloss insert with an essay written by Huntley Ingalls, entitled “The Colorado Plateau.”
“The Grand Rescue is a story of a rescue that became legend. On the North Face of the Grand Teton in 1967, seven rescuers risked their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion. The rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Remarkably, the injured climber criticized those who risked their lives to save his.” Read the full story on Inclined.
AAC members, it’s grant season!
December 1 - Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Awards (cutting-edge expeditions)
December 31 - Copp-Dash Inspire Awards (exploration + storytelling)
January 1 - Mountain Hardwear McNeill-Nott Awards (new routes and unclimbed peaks)
We will start accepting applications January 1st for our popular Live Your Dream. This grant allows every-day adventurers to go out and live their dreams. Start dreaming!
Thinking about applying? Take a look at our Grant Writing Tips to get you started.