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Help Us Make Dreams Happen · October 21, 2014

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We believe that all climbers with ambition—not just sponsored or elite athletes—should have opportunities to explore and push limits. The Live Your Dream program funds adventurers of all abilities and helps everyday climbers take their skills to a new level.

Thanks to a matching grant from The North Face, we have the potential to increase grant funding from $28,000 in 2014 to $45,000 in 2015. Back this project today to help us reach our goal of $15,000 by December 3, 2014.


Reinhold Messner is Keynote Speaker for 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner · October 9, 2014


The American Alpine Club is proud to announce Reinhold Messner as the keynote speaker for the 2015 AAC Annual Benefit Dinner, presented by Adidas.

Messner will speak January 31st, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. Beginning with a prolific climbing career in the Alps, then pioneering the highest peaks in the world “by fair means” (i.e. without oxygen and often solo), Messner is the most famous—and regarded as the most accomplished—high-altitude climber ever to live. Read press release.

Learn more about weekend activities and buy your tickets.

2014 Cornerstone Conservation Grant Recipients Announced · October 3, 2014

We’re is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Cornerstone Conservation Grants powered by REI. To fulfill our vision of healthy climbing landscapes we award $25,000 annually to organizations, landowners, and individuals to help fund projects such as human waste solutions, climbing trail restoration, and related infrastructure projects.

Read the press release.


UIAA Bozeman Ice Climbing World Cup and North American Championships · October 1, 2014

UIAA Bozeman Ice Climbing World Cup and North American Championships

December 11-13, 2014

USA Competitors:
As per the guidelines set forth from the UIAA, competitors who qualified to compete in the competition in Bozeman in the previous year’s North American Championship 2013-2014, are prequalified to compete in the IWC/NAC Competition in Bozeman. However, not all of the slots have been filled, so athletes who are interested are encouraged to inquire with Janet Miller:jmiller@americanalpineclub.org.
Men’s Lead/Difficulty, Women’s Lead/Difficulty, Women’s Speed, Men’s Speed.
Rules are posted on the UIAA website: http://www.iceclimbingworldcup.org

We Reached 15,000 Members · September 29, 2014


Thanks to all of our members who continue to support the AAC. You’ve helped us reach 15,000 members!

Your membership helps us fight for access, conserve our amazing climbing landscapes, and protect our heritage. It also allows us to build and maintain critical lodging facilities and enable hundreds of climbers to take their dream trips thanks to our grants program. Together we’re stronger!

Survey: Make “Accidents” Better · September 23, 2014


Help shape the future of Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Take our short survey

Announcing Your New Profile · September 17, 2014


AAC members, we’ve launched a new Member Profile! Your new Profile is a place to connect with fellow climbers and meet up, whether they’re near or far. You can now:
– Find a couch to sleep on during your next climbing trip
– Discover local discounts
– Find a climbing partner
– Sync up your Mountain Project profile
– Keep track of your membership referrals and earn exclusive gear

Hueco Rock Ranch is Open for Reservations · September 16, 2014



Join us at the Hueco Rock Ranch this season! Spots are filling up fastbook your stay today.

NOLS and the American Alpine Club Launch Official Partnership · September 16, 2014

The American Alpine Club & the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) are now proud partners. Are you a NOLS alum? Log into your new profile and use the Member Share to connect & climb with other NOLS alums!

Yeti: Free T-shirt When You Join · September 8, 2014


It’s free t-shirt time! Our fall member drive begins today and features a limited-edition Yeti shirt for free when you join or renew. The drive ends on September 15th, but supplies are limited and when we run out, that’s it. Visit our website for details.

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