The American Alpine Club’s Honorary President, William Lowell Putnam gave this speech at the Club’s 2011 Board Meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. We’ve reproduced it because it’s a fantastic speech, broad in scope and incredibly rich in Club history—and mountaineering history. Read Mr. Putnam’s speech on Inclined, or check out the photo gallery that goes along with it.
The American Alpine Club Library’s Booksearch feature will be undergoing an upgrade for a few hours this morning. Unfortunately, it will be unavailable from the hours of 8 — 11 (MST), but will return—with improved functionality—this afternoon. Visit the Library.
We just got a cool load of stuff for the archives! Photographs, correspondence, and notes used by prolific southwest first ascentionist Erik Bjornstad to write his classic Desert Rock books.
Huntley Ingalls—of multiple desert tower first ascent fame, among other things—visited us in the Library today to drop off some slides for scanning! Stay tuned for what we do with them. Check it on Facebook.
AAC Library Director Beth Heller shares with us the State of the Henry S. Hall Library. It’s a report similar to the President’s State of the Union—minus the misdirection and partisan fights. Read it on Inclined: The Blog of the AAC.
As a knowledge institution, we incessantly publish stories, photos, videos, podcasts, and other content in many forms. Since we don’t expect you to follow us in dozens of places, we recently built a news feed that gives you easy access to everything that’s happening now in your Club. Simply visit our homepage or americanalpineclub.org/news to access this one-stop-shop of stories. That’s where we pull together information from all of our various content channels, listed below.
For a more detailed list of those sources, check out americanalpineclub.org/connect!