Thanks to member feedback the AAC has launched changes to its email newsletter schedule and content.
The first week of every month will be dedicated to local news and events around your section and region. Weeks that follow will be designed to engage you with one or two important notices, plus a new department—the Redpoint Room! Each week the Redpoint Room will feature a different member-only deal, including special pricing on gear, magazines, climbing gyms, lodging, and more. Some deals will be part of the classic suite of AAC discounts, while others will be available only via the Redpoint Room.
These streamlined electronic newsletters will replace our traditional e-newsletters, including E-News, Publications E-News, and The Greenpoint. The first issue went out this morning to subscribed members.
We would love your feedback on these new electronic newsletters—please contact us with your thoughts!
The AAC Publications Search is now live! Publication Search allows you to search, read, and explore every year of the American Alpine Journal, Accidents in North American Mountaineering, and Alpina Americana.
Visit the AAC Publication Search and get started!
AAC members, The 2013 editions of the AAJ and Accidents are at the printer and will soon be at your doorstep. If your address has changed since the arrival of last year’s publications, you have until July 31 to update our database. Vist your Member Profile to update your address.
“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.
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.
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.
New on Inclined: Exactly one year ago today, North Carolina climber Eric Metcalf, 19, fell to his death while rappelling. In the months since his untimely passing, American Alpine Club members from the Southern Appalachian Section have turned the tragic accident into a teaching opportunity, developing a series of two-hour clinics to instruct climbers in safe rappelling practices.
Visit Inclined to read how Southern Appalachian Section Chair David Thoenen recounts the genesis of the initiative, a process that involved leveraging Club resources and volunteers toward a positive and inspirational end.
Explore continues to grow with new galleries featuring:
- Huntley Ingalls Slideshow and Audio Recordings- Early 1960 slides from Ingalls personal slide collection featuring significant first ascents on Utah towers and in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- Gregory William Frux Expedition Cards- In conjunction with Frux’s paintings featured in the AAC Library and his Shawangunk prints that are in the Mountaineering Museum this summer, you can now see his expedition cards in Explore.
While visiting Explore, check out our Ad Carter gallery and our newest exhibit Denali Centennial: Commemorating our Pioneers by Jonathan Waterman.
“This week a climber died in the Tetons and Taliban militants killed 10 climbers at Nanga Parbat’s base camp. The difference is not that the 10 were on one of the most dangerous mountains in the world. It is that they were not climbing at all.” AAC Executive Director, Phil Powers reflects on his time in Pakistan and expresses his sadness at the tragic news. Read his full letter on Inclined.
Today marks the centennial of the first successful ascent of Denali, and to celebrate, we’re unveiling our second online exhibit, “Denali Centennial: Commemorating Our Pioneers,” written and curated by Jonathan Waterman.
The new Explore exhibit chronicles early summit attempts, false summit claims, and the early mountaineers’ primitive equipment, personalities, and experiences on Denali. This is the story of North America’s first alpine style ascent, as well as an audacious siege-style bid that finally led climbers to Denali’s summit.
Last weekend marked the 10th annual New River Rendezvous. It also marked the official Grand Opening of the American Alpine Club’s Campground in the New River Gorge, which was offered to participants of the Rendezvous for the weekend for free. The American Alpine Club is proud to own and offer a climber friendly campground in the heart of the New River Gorge, walking distance to world-class climbing. Read up on the campground and all the weekend festivities here.