“We have a signed contract to operate the American Alpine Club – Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch for another 10 years! Thanks to Dick Swihart and Jennifer Parker for delivering the news in person.” —Phil Powers, AAC Executive Director
Our intern Beau is quite the photographer, so we set him loose during the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch Work Week earlier this month to get some candid shots. He did well. The first round of pics is up on our Facebook Page! There will be more next week, and we’ll be sure to post some here.
Well, we’ve been running the Climbers’ Ranch for a long time now, but every once in a while, the Park Service renews the Concession Contract. This year, we reapplied—and we got it again! Another ten great years at the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch to look forward to! Read more on the NPS site.
When Ted Eliason fell on Longs Peak’s classic Kieners Route last August, he and his then-fiancée, Kendra Thompson-Eliason (the two have since married), weren’t sure how they were going to pay for his helicopter evacuation, which totaled around $17,000. Fortunately, the Eliasons had become AAC members in March 2011—they wanted to stay at the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch during an upcoming climbing trip—and his rescue was covered, in part, by the AAC’s Domestic Rescue Insurance. Read the whole story on Inclined.
Here at the Club, we refer to the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch as the GTCR, because much like NASA, we’re all about the acronyms. We just redesigned the GTCR pages to make them easier for you to navigate, make reservations, or just learn about the ranch.
When: Monday, June 4, 2012 – Friday, June 8, 2012.
Where: Grand Teton National Park, near Jackson, Wyoming.
Work Week will be held at the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch this year from Monday, June
4 through Friday, June 8. Work Week is an annual tradition at the Climbers’ Ranch during which general maintenance is performed to prepare for the summer season.
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