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:
Andrew Burr was on the scene to document the AAC’s International Climber’s Meet this past October. The collection of shots he put together are sure to provide a lifetime of inspiration.
We’re proud of Hari Mix, AAC member and Live Your Dream Grant recipient. His recent trip to Kyrgyzstan not only fulfilled a longtime aspiration—it also yielded important data for the study of climate change. Hari brought back microbe samples from 23,000′, the highest-altitude collection of its type. To learn more, please read this blog from Outside Magazine or check out this press release from Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC), an AAC partner.
For many years the AAC has awarded grants to the scientific community for studying changes to our mountains (Research Grants and the AAC Nikwax Bellwether Grant). Just recently we started something new, the Live Your Dream Grant. This “everyman” grant provides seed money to climbers of every ability who have compelling ambitions to progress as climbers. This year we awarded Live Your Dream Grants to 41 outstanding climbers, including Hari Mix. The next opportunity to submit an application for a Live Your Dream Grant is January 1. Application information and materials here.