Climbing is fantastic. The only problem is that expenses and logistics can really rack up. Here at the AAC, we know that every dollar spent on gear, guidebooks, and insurance is one less dollar you can put toward your next road trip or expedition.
The American Alpine Club gives climbers the best and easiest access to discounts, information, and community so that you can spend as much time as possible doing what you love. Life is too short not to.
All members are automatically enrolled in a $5,000 Global Rescue Trailhead Benefit and a $5,000 Domestic Rescue Insurance Benefit.
Check out 10 books and 5 films at a time. We'll mail them to you for free. Keep them for 28 days. All you pay is return shipping.
Search our extensive guidebook collection by way of a convenient map tool. Click right through the map and check them out for your next road trip.
Published since 1929, the American Alpine Journal is the premier annual record of significant mountaineering and long rock climbing ascents worldwide. American Alpine Club members receive the 400-page Journal (retail $45) free with membership.
The mountains we love can be unforgiving at times. In order to be prepared for our adventures, the AAC publishes Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Our goal is to help you learn from the mistakes of others so you can come home safely and climb tomorrow.
Click the link to visit the online version of the brand new AAC Guidebook to Membership. Everything you need to know about the AAC is here. Inside you’ll find details on your AAC benefits and how to use them. We cover the website, our publications, events, grants, lodging—you name it.
As a knowledge institution, we incessantly publish stories, photos, videos, podcasts, and other content in many forms. Visit the link above to learn about all the great information you can browse and interact with. If you're a member, an logged in to the website, read the American Alpine Journal online from your profile—for the first time in Full Color!
The Club has numerous regional lodging options across the country and around the world. Some we own and/or operate for the benefit of all climbers (though AAC members get a substantial discount). In other cases, we negotiate partnerships that give our members special discounts or access.
Discounts on the products and services you use to play every day are one of the great advantages of Club membership. Whether you're looking for a discount on clothing, guidebooks, gear, magazine subscription, lodging, guide services, or health insurance, we've got you covered.
The American Alpine Club also awards almost $100,000 a year in grants and awards that support cutting edge climbing, up-and-coming athletes, climbing dreams, creative endeavors, research, conservation, and more.
Full Time Regional Coordinators in your area support events, mentorship, conservation, advocacy, and more!
• Get access to the dozens of benefits listed above
• Save money thanks to member-only discounts
• Join our ever-growing community of climbers
• Support climber conservation and advocacy around the world