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2014 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winner’s of the 2014 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award. This year the AAC’s most distinguished climbing grant goes to four teams traveling to Asia.

For more information on the winners and their inspiring objectives, visit the press room.

Live Your Dream Grant Application Period Now Open


The Live Your Dream grant, it’s 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 to Live Your Dream between January 1 and March 1, 2014.

Dreamscape: Live Your Dream


AAC member Dierdre Wolownick (a.k.a. Alex Honnold’s mom) shares her experience with the Live Your Dream grant and urges YOU to “start dreaming!” Read her story on our blog, Inclined.

The Live Your Dream grant application period starts January 1st. Dream big, and get ready to apply for free money!

We’re Hiring: Development Coordinator

We’re hiring a Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator supports the Department of Regional Programs & Development in all activities related to fundraising, donor cultivation, and event planning. Visit our jobs page to learn more.

Holiday Hook-Ups: $10 Off AAC Gift Memberships


Every membership supports our mission and brings another climber into our tribe. Now through 12/23/13 use code GiveAAC during checkout to get $10 off AAC gift memberships for the climber in your life.

Give the gift of AAC membership.

Holiday Hook-Ups: Mountainsmith Giveaway


AAC members, our friends at Mountainsmith are giving you a chance to win a Mayhem pack! All you have to do is visit their website and enter to win a Mayhem 35 backpack.

Also, did you know that as an AAC member you get 25% off all of your purchases when shopping at Mountainsmith.com? Sign-in and visit your discount page for the code.

First Ascents and Friendship in Greenland


2013 recipient of the Copp-Dash Inspire Award and AAC member Quinn Brett talks about her trip to Greenland with fellow climbers Lizzy Scully and Prairie Kearney. 

Read Quinn’s story on Inclined. Applications for the Copp-Dash Inspire Award are due December 31st. Apply today!

2014 Dinner Tickets on Sale


Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner featuring Yvon Chouinard. Buy a ticket to support the AAC, rub shoulders with Yvon Chouinard and Lynn Hill, enjoy fine dining and socializing, and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Yosemite.

View weekend activities and buy a ticket today!

Holiday Hook-Ups: 3 Weeks of Gifts & Giveaways


3 Weeks of Gifts and Giveaways starts now!

Use code: HolidaySale during checkout to receive 25% off all AAC stocking stuffers. Shop now.

Stay tuned for next week’s Holiday Hookup.

Black Friday Store Sale


Black Friday – Cyber Monday online store sale starts now! Use the code: AACBlackFriday to get 30% off the entire store.

Shop now.


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