“When conservation and recreation are on equal ground with development, we can protect our public lands for our mutual benefit today, and for the next generation of climbers.” -AAC Executive Director, Phil Powers
50 years ago today, Jim Whittaker became the first American to stand atop Everest. Congratulations on 50 years to the entire American Mount Everest Expedition team!
At our 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner, celebrating the 50 Years of Americans on Everest, we collaborated with National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine to talk to the people who know Everest best. See what they had to say about the state of Everest in the film “50 Years on Everest- Climbers’ Candid Thoughts on the State of the World’s Tallest Peak.”
Can’t get enough Everest?
- Read Phil Powers’ thoughts on Everest: Then and Now
- Check out our write-up and photos from this year’s 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner
- Experience our online exhibit, Everest 1963: The American Odyssey
- View Everest photos from the personal collections of Jim Lester, Ed Webster, and others
- 15 climbers and guides reflect on Everest, portraits by Cory Richards
Love climbing? Join the team this summer! AAC Internships available at our headquarters in Golden, Colorado.
Today we lost climbing legend and long time American Alpine Club member, Layton Kor. AAC Executive Director Phil Powers had this to say about Layton: “Layton Kor was one of the great rock pioneers of the American West. Kor attacked his climbing with passion, applying whatever skill and, when necessary, force of body and mind to get up some of the most stunning and daunting lines across the American West.”
The American Mountaineering Museum’s 2013 Hall of Mountaineering Excellence Gala was a memorable night and a big success. Thanks to all our members, new and old, who joined us for this special celebration. You helped us sell-out the Gala and raise money for American Mountaineering Museum. See you next year!
Read about this year’s highlights on Inclined.
Congratulations to the six winning teams of the 2013 Piolet d’Or awards. This includes AAC members Kyle Dempster, Hayden Kennedy, and Josh Wharton for their climb of the South face of the Ogre, Pakistan.
This marks the first year all of the nominees have won. Read the full report at climbing.com
Registration for 2013 Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch Work Week is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered to donate their time this year!
The 4th annual Hall of Mountaineering Excellence Gala is coming up April 6th. This year the American Mountaineering Museum is inducting Nick Clinch, Barry Colbert, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Jeff Lowe and Peter Metcalf. Tickets are available at www.mountaineeringexcellence.org