The AAC Library is looking for individually bound volumes of the 1930 American Alpine Journal and copies of Accidents in North American Mountaineering from 1949, 1950, and 1971. The copies will be used for the AAC publications’ digitization project and returned after the project is complete. The AAC Library contains copies of every AAC publication, however, these specific volumes are not suitable for digitization. Anyone able to help the Library locate these individual volumes will earn some free AAC swag! Please contact email@example.com.
he American Alpine Club (AAC) has hired Dougald MacDonald to spearhead AAC publications as the organization’s first Executive Editor. The announcement marks another milestone in the Club’s ambitious Five-year Plan.
The Executive Editor will infuse digital life into the AAC and its publications—starting with the Club’s beloved flagship annuals: the American Alpine Journal (AAJ) and Accidents in North American Mountaineering (Accidents).
AAC friend Abbey Smith wrote to us in response to our One Day Member Drive to Celebrate the Hueco Rock Ranch:
“When I think of “home” I think of the Hueco Rock Ranch. The place of peace, where I am whole. Desert sunshine. Majestic boulders. Starry nights. Blissful solitude. The place where I struggle, learn, grow and connect with myself, friends and nature. The memories here follow me. Breaking my boundaries on highballs. Dancing by bonfires. Claiming the Texas Hold’em poker pot. Prolific family feasts. Lots of laughter. This place is my whole world complete. Thanks to the American Alpine Club and the Access Fund, the Hueco Rock Ranch continues to remain. The place where my heart will stay.”
Last year hundreds of climbers asked us to provide better digital climbing resources. We’re well on our way to making that happen, and we just need a little more input from you, our users.
This survey on Digital Publications should only take you about five minutes to complete. Not only will your answers improve the programs that you enjoy, but you’ll also have a shot at winning a 60-meter Sterling/AAC Benefit Rope!
We just finished updating a lot of information about the Club’s Past Presidents—an impressive group of people! Were you ever curious about conservation pioneer and Sierra Club founder John Muir’s involvement with the Club? Want to find out which Past President was the first American to summit both Everest and K2? Check out the Past Presidents page!
Some things to get you dreaming on a Friday. Who needs to work hard today anyway? It’s basically the weekend! Once you’ve read through these American Alpine Journal Online reports, go fill out a Live Your Dream Grant application and take one step closer to fulfilling those dreams!
Here’s your Friday stoke report from the American Alpine Journal Online. Get excited!
Write about the wilderness or climbing? Some of our members—including Past President Steve Swenson and Alpinist Editor in Chief Katie Ives—have attended this writers’ workshop in Banff before and loved it! As they say on their website: “In this unique residency program, six writers delve into their own writing projects (essay, memoir, biography, feature article, poetry, or work of fiction) on a topic in the area of mountain or wilderness culture. This includes writing with a focus on adventure, history, or the environment.”
Your weekly Friday dose of the AAJ Online, fresh from the source. Excited about the upcoming 2012 AAJ yet? There’s a whole new department that’ll showcase…somewhere <wink>. Here’s your Friday:
The 2012 American Alpine Journal is right around the corner, but for the moment, you can read some of these awesome ascents from the 2011 AAJ: