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Update: Sherpa Support Fund

The Sherpa Support Fund was established by the American Alpine Club to lend aid and support to the families of these fallen climbers and the communities affected by this tragedy.

It has been over a week since 16 Sherpas died in an icefall avalanche on Mt. Everest. Amid the sadness, confusion, and politics, the AAC would like to thank everyone who has contributed to efforts on the ground and from afar to alleviate some of the pain of this tragedy. Learn more about how your money can help support the fallen Sherpas.

2014 Live Your Dream Winners Announced

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In January, we encouraged you to apply for the 2014 Live Your Dream Grant—362 applications later, we selected this year’s winners. Thanks for dreaming big! Read on to see how the winners will be spending $28,075 to live their dreams. 

Everest Avalanche & Sherpa Support Fund

Earlier today at least 12 Sherpa guides died in an avalanche on Mount Everest. In remembrance, the American Alpine Club has established the Sherpa Support Fund to lend aid and support to the families of these fallen climbers and the communities affected by this tragedy.

Visit the Sherpa Support Fund page for more information. Gifts can be given at the donate page. Make sure to select “Sherpa Support Fund.”

Read the press release.

 

2014 AAJ Alaska Section

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For the first time ever, we’re pre-releasing an entire section of the American Alpine Journal!  Download the PDF of this year’s Alaska Section and be one of the first to get a glimpse of the 2014 AAJ.

Want more photos like this? Follow us on Instagram. This week AAJ contributors are taking over our feed with additional inspiration from the Alaskan frontier.

Honorary President Jim McCarthy

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During our 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner weekend Jim McCarthy was anointed the AAC’s Honorary President. Jim’s leadership at the AAC is equally legendary as his climbing achievements. Read about his accomplishments on Inclined.

Sustainable Summits Registration is Open

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Applications for Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices is now open!

The AAC is hosting a summit of land managers, climbers, planners, and scientists representing the world’s mountainous regions. The conference focus is to shape and share environmentally sustainable solutions in mountain areas along with developing global partnerships.

During the conference we will also celebrate 100 years of mountaineering on Denali and showcase some of the park’s successful and innovative practices. Learn more on our website.

 

The Digital Guidebook to Membership is Here

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Within the next few weeks, if you’re an active AAC member, you’ll receive your copy of the 2014 Guidebook to Membership. This year’s guidebook is filled not only with great Club information but also stories from members and volunteers like you. Check out the digital version of the Guidebook for free on our website.

GTCR Reservations Now Open

Reservations are open for the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch.  Book your stay online. Want to learn more? Check out our new GTCR brochure, made by AAC volunteer Andy Edwards.

2014 Guidebook to Membership Cut-off

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Don’t miss out on the new Guidebook to Membership! This year’s Guidebook is killer. We’ve overhauled the design to make it more about you. We added six feature stories and more than 100 photos—all spotlighting members in action. This is our yearbook, where we collect all the memories, accomplishments, and friendships from last year and begin looking forward to next climbing season. Get your copy in the mail, plus your standard AAC benefits (rescue, publications, discounts), when you renew your membership before Friday noon (MDT) March 14th.

Last Chance to Live Your Dream

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The Live Your Dream grant deadline is quickly approaching. This is your reminder to apply by March 1st!

This grant is designed for you—no matter your age, ability level, or climbing discipline. Dream big with your friends, apply, and the AAC might just fund your next adventure. This year we’ve partnered with The North Face and expanded the program to about $20,000 so we can make even more dreams come true.

Apply today!

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