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GTCR 40th Anniversary Celebration

Posted on: July 23rd, 2010 by Tetons Section

When: Aug 21, 2010

This summer is the 40th anniversary of the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch. The American Alpine Club will observe this occasion with a celebration to be held at the Climbers’ Ranch on the evening of August 21, 2010. Please join us for the festivities, starting at 6:00pm. Food, beer and a general good time will be provided.

History: After the old climbers’ camp at the southwest end of Jenny Lake was closed by the Park Service in 1966, the American Alpine Club recognized the importance of finding a new site where climbers could gather at the base of the Teton Range, not subject to the length of stay regulations of the Park campgrounds, and where the tradition of mountaineering in the Tetons, and the tradition of a climbers’ community, would continue to flourish. That mission was realized on January 1, 1970 when the original lease for the Double Diamond Ranch became effective between the American Alpine Club and the National Park Service. The Climbers’ Ranch opened at the beginning of June, 1970 and has remained in operation every summer since. The nightly rate that first season was $1.00! Since opening, the Climbers’ Ranch has been sustained by the commitment of a long succession of AAC officers, an ever-enlarging membership, and numerous visitors who had their initial introduction to both climbing and the AAC through their experience at the ranch.

The Climbers’ Ranch is not only a haven for climbers in one of the most beautiful places in America, but is in its best traditions a family of individuals who share a love of place, a love of climbing, wonderful memories, and after even a single visit, the gift of friendship. Please join us at the ranch on August 21st to celebrate these enduring traditions. For more information, please contact John Clegg, GTCR Manager at[email protected].

 

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