Find out why it’s never been a better time to be a member and what 2013 holds for the AAC, on the The North Face blog.
Head over the American Alpine Club facebook page to find out how you can send in your raddest climbing photos, for a chance to be showcased in the 2013 Guidebook to Membership! Contest starts 2/11 and ends 2/18/2013.
Read contest details here.
The American Alpine Club is proud to announce the launch of Explore and our first-ever online exhibit: Everest 1963: The American Odyssey. Visit this new resource to see special photos, videos, and documents that tell one of the greatest stories in mountaineering history. Explore also features a supplemental Everest gallery with over 200 images from the 1963 expedition.
Can’t get enough Everest? This month the AAC hosts the 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner Week, celebrating 50 years of Americans on Everest.
We learned today that the head of one of our Industry Partners, REI, has been nominated by President Obama to become Secretary of the Interior. The AAC applauds the nomination of REI Chief Sally Jewell as a good choice for America. We advocate for opportunities to climb on American public lands and the importance of protecting the places we climb. Sally Jewell has a strong track record in both protecting public land and getting more Americans including our youth outdoors. We look forward to collaborating with Mrs. Jewell to protect even more public lands and encourage even more citizens to get outdoors, climb and conserve the places we love.
“We at the American Alpine Club are extremely pleased to see a climber like Sally Jewell be nominated for Secretary of the Interior,” said Executive Director Phil Powers. “Climbers are a diverse group with wide-ranging backgrounds and politics, but there is one thing we all agree on – we must protect the public lands where we find our crags and mountains.”
Congratulations to all of the 2013 Copp-Dash Inspire Award winners!
The five grant winning teams planned trips to Canada, Alaska, Afghanistan and Greenland. Read the full details in the Press Room.
The American Alpine Club-Grand-Teton Climbers’ Ranch offers the most affordable and accessible lodging for climbers visiting Grand Teton National Park.
Book your reservations online now!
The AAC, with help from the Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), plans to digitize 100 years of publications from the Accidents in North American Mountaineering, American Alpine Club Journal and its early predecessor Alpina Americana.
“The AAC just received a Golden Piton Award from Climbing Magazine for bringing climbers together as a Community Developer. I believe a lot of the work our members did to conserve climbing areas, improve infrastructure at local crags, and advocate for initiatives climbers care about were a huge contribution to winning this award.” -Leigh Goldberg, AAC Conservation & Advocacy Director.
Head to our blog Inclined for The AAC’s Top 10 Achievement’s for Conservation and Advocacy in 2012.
Ready to apply? You can visit our grant page here.
AAC’s Work as “Community Developer” Acclaimed in Climbing Magazine
The American Alpine Club (AAC) is a proud recipient of a 2013 Golden Piton Award for its service to the climbing community. Named the year’s “Community Developer” in the February 2013 issue of Climbing magazine, the award recognizes several recent triumphs that have benefitted Club members and the community at large.