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Hiring Publications Intern and Volunteer Editor · July 10, 2013

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success…”

While we are not recruiting for anything as hazardous as Ernest Shackleton’s expedition, we are looking for an extraordinary volunteer for a one-of-a-kind position and a talented intern.

Digital Editor
The AAC is seeking someone who is passionate about climbing and the documenation of new routes, expeditions, and accidents. We hope to find a dedicated, long-term volunteer for the new position of Digital Editor, helping AAC staff and other volunteers develop, populate, and curate the AAC’s new publications website, as well as new forms of digital storytelling. We won’t lie: There will be a substantial grunt work involved. But you’ll also be a key leader and manager in shaping the future of the AAC’s digital information resources. If you love the AAJ and Accidents, and you love online information, this may be the volunteer opportunity of a lifetime. Previous experience with publishing on WordPress or similar platforms very important. Basic image processing skills a plus. Residence in metro Denver area helpful but not required. The time and flexibility for a significant commitment to AAC publications: essential. If this sounds appealing, contact Dougald MacDonald, AAC Executive Editor. Honor and recognition (and some cool perks, too) are guaranteed.

Publications Intern 
Always dreamed of working on the American Alpine Journal or Accidents in North American Mountaineering? Want to learn print and digital publishing skills in the climbing industry? The Publications Intern will work among a dedicated team of climbers and editors to gain lifelong skills in multimedia journalism and publishing. While intern missions vary from day to day, the AAC gives interns the freedom to design work plans that support both the organization and their future aspirations. Interns must work from AAC headquarters in Golden, CO and commit 20 hours/week for four to six months. The Publications Intern position is unpaid; however, interns may receive college credit. Check out the complete description. Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Erik Rieger, AAC Assistant Editor.

Help out the AAC Library · October 24, 2012

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 esurles@americanalpineclub.org.


Dougald MacDonald to Head American Alpine Club Publications · July 30, 2012

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).

Take the Survey, Win a Benefit Rope! · July 21, 2012

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!

Let’s get started!

Past Presidents of the Club · July 11, 2012

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!

Friday AAJ Reports for June 22, 2012 · June 22, 2012

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!

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Friday AAJ Reports for June 15, 2012 · June 15, 2012

Here’s your Friday stoke report from the American Alpine Journal Online. Get excited!

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Writers’ Workshop Application Deadlines Approaching · June 11, 2012

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.”

So apply now, the deadline is June 15.

Friday AAJ Reports—June 8, 2012 · June 8, 2012

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:

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Friday AAJ Reports—June 1, 2012 · June 1, 2012

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:

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