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Grant Season is Here

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.

We’re Hiring: Online Store Manager / Customer Service Representative

We’re hiring an Online Store Manager and Customer Service Representative. Visit our jobs page for more information.

Climbers and Scientists Working Together in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Nearly 50 AAC members volunteered with the American Climber Science Program (ACSP) in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca this summer. For the past three years, the ACSP and AAC members have innovated new field research techniques examining environmental change on Huascaran National Park’s highest glaciated peaks, summiting peaks as high as Huascaran Sur (6,768m) to collect data.

Read about the 2013 ACSP Peru trip on our blog Inclined.

AAC’s Patagonia Discount Now Offered to Canadian Members

AAC members living in Canada are now eligible for the 20% off Patagonia discount code.

US and Canadian members, sign-in to your account and view the members-only discount page for more information.

2013 Banff Mountain Festival Book Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Banff Mountain Festival’s Book Competition. This includes long-time AAC member Rolando Garibotti and Dörte Pietron for the guidebook, Patagonia Vertical. The AAC is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Banff Mountain Festival Book Competition, celebrating mountaineering literature.

AAC Executive Director Phil Powers will be awarding the Grand Prize for best guidebook on October 31, 2013 at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

AAC Chooses Representatives to the Annual BMC Winter Meet

Every year, the British Mountaineering Council holds an International Winter Climbing Meet at the Glenmore Lodge in the heart of the Cairngorms, Scotland. The American Alpine Club is honored to be able to nominate two representatives to this gathering.

This year we received 9 applications, all from outstanding climbers and AAC members.

We are pleased to announce our two delegates: Patrick Cooke of Newton MA, and Bill McConachie of Livermore, CA. Both are very experienced climbers and active AAC members.

Thanks to everyone who applied, we wish we could have chosen all of you. Good luck to Bill and Patrick!

Our Members: Author Steven Weinberg

Everyone is Climbing by AAC member Steven Weinberg

Everyone is Climbing by AAC member Steven Weinberg

Walk into any gym or visit any crag and you’ll notice the number of kids climbing has significantly increased. AAC member Steven Weinberg wrote and illustrated a fun children’s book called Everyone Is Climbing.

Read the full interview with Steven on our blog Inclined.

Mountaineering Fellowship Grant Deadline Approaching

Looking to push your limits? Twenty-five or younger? Fuel your inspiration with a Mountaineering Fellowship Grant. Deadline is November 1st.

Learn more about the Mountaineering Fellowship Grant.


Boulder Floods Damage Climbing Access

Road damage in Eldorado Canyon. Photo by Janet Miller.

Road damage in Eldorado Canyon. Photo by Janet Miller.

As a community we are still dealing with the aftermath of Colorado flooding disaster. Our recognition of the scope of the damage extends from the residential communities and reaches into the climbing community all over the Front Range.

For more information on how you can help, please visit our blog, Inclined or the press room.

New Shawangunk Campground Breaks Ground

Big news! Ground has broken in the Gunks! The American Alpine Club and Mohonk Preserve are proud to announce that construction is underway at the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground. The long-anticipated and much-needed campground will be a major addition to the Shawangunk Mountains region’s lodging facilities.

For more information visit the press release.


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