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Honorary President Jim McCarthy · April 10, 2014


During our 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner weekend Jim McCarthy was anointed the AAC’s Honorary President. Jim’s leadership at the AAC is equally legendary as his climbing achievements. Read about his accomplishments on Inclined.

Sustainable Summits Registration is Open · April 10, 2014

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Applications for Sustainable Summits: The International Mountain Conference on Environmental Practices is now open!

The AAC is hosting a summit of land managers, climbers, planners, and scientists representing the world’s mountainous regions. The conference focus is to shape and share environmentally sustainable solutions in mountain areas along with developing global partnerships.

During the conference we will also celebrate 100 years of mountaineering on Denali and showcase some of the park’s successful and innovative practices. Learn more on our website.


The Digital Guidebook to Membership is Here · April 8, 2014

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Within the next few weeks, if you’re an active AAC member, you’ll receive your copy of the 2014 Guidebook to Membership. This year’s guidebook is filled not only with great Club information but also stories from members and volunteers like you. Check out the digital version of the Guidebook for free on our website.

GTCR Reservations Now Open · April 1, 2014

Reservations are open for the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch.  Book your stay online. Want to learn more? Check out our new GTCR brochure, made by AAC volunteer Andy Edwards.

2014 Guidebook to Membership Cut-off · March 11, 2014


Don’t miss out on the new Guidebook to Membership! This year’s Guidebook is killer. We’ve overhauled the design to make it more about you. We added six feature stories and more than 100 photos—all spotlighting members in action. This is our yearbook, where we collect all the memories, accomplishments, and friendships from last year and begin looking forward to next climbing season. Get your copy in the mail, plus your standard AAC benefits (rescue, publications, discounts), when you renew your membership before Friday noon (MDT) March 14th.

Last Chance to Live Your Dream · February 19, 2014


The Live Your Dream grant deadline is quickly approaching. This is your reminder to apply by March 1st!

This grant is designed for you—no matter your age, ability level, or climbing discipline. Dream big with your friends, apply, and the AAC might just fund your next adventure. This year we’ve partnered with The North Face and expanded the program to about $20,000 so we can make even more dreams come true.

Apply today!

2014 Annual Benefit Dinner Recap · February 14, 2014

Yvon Chouinard speaking at the 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner. Photo: AAC member Lee Pruitt

Yvon Chouinard speaking at the 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner. Photo: AAC member Lee Pruitt

About 1,000 members attended the 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner festivities last weekend featuring Yvon Chouinard. We climbed, we partied, we schmoozed, we met old and new friends, and we raised more than $150,000 for AAC programs! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and contributed to these special events—it was a weekend to remember. Read the full story on Inclined.

2014 Copp-Dash Inspire Award Grant Winners Announced · February 7, 2014

Congratulations to the four winning teams of the 2014 Copp-Dash Inspire Award grant. This award was designed to support small teams with big goals in the hight mountains and empower them to bring their adventures back and share their stores through multimedia. Visit our press room for more details on the 2014 winners and their objectives.

Learn more about the Copp-Dash Inspire Award.

LAST CHANCE: 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner Tickets · January 31, 2014


LAST CHANCE! Tickets to the 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner are nearly sold-out. With numerous legends of Yosemite in attendance, you will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime presentation celebrating the 150th anniversary of Yosemite.

Ticket sales end Monday, February 3, but they’re selling out fast. Purchase your tickets today!

Our Members: Marc Beverly on Ice Climbing in the Olympics · January 29, 2014


Between pursuing his PhD, raising a family, and preparing for Sochi, AAC member Marc Beverly found time to chat with us about why he thinks ice climbing should become a medaled sport in the winter Olympics and how he is preparing for the event. Read his story on Inclined.

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