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Archive for August, 2011

Do you climb or ski in the Catskills? Help needed post Irene…

Posted on: August 31st, 2011 by Northeast Region

We posted a note on Facebook asking if folks in the Northeast needed help cleaning up after Irene and received this important note: The towns of Tannersville and Phoenicia in the catskills were destroyed. Ice climbers & skiers visit these towns all winter long. 24K people in Ulster county w/o … Read more…

Nick & Betsy Clinch Slideshow—September 27, 2011 at The American Mountaineering Center

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

Join former AAC president Nick Clinch with co-author Betsy Clinch as they discuss and present a slideshow on their new book: Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia. Where: The American Mountaineering Center’s Foss Auditorium 710 10th St. Golden, CO 80401 When: Speech Begins at 7:15 p.m., September … Read more…

Nick & Betsy Clinch Slideshow—September 27, 2011

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

Join former AAC president Nick Clinch with co-author Betsy Clinch as they discuss and present a slideshow on their new book: Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia. Where: The American Mountaineering Center’s Foss Auditorium 710 10th St. Golden, CO 80401 When: September 27, 2011. Speech Begins … Read more…

Mountaineers OutdoorsFest—September 17th

Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

Adirondacks Community Pot-Luck, Oct. 9, Lake Placid, NY

Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Northeast Region

Do you love the Adirondacks? Show your support for the Adirondacks climbing community by joining us for a pot-luck dinner at the beautiful Guide House in Lake Placid, NY. Longtime AAC member and supporter Brian Delaney of High Peaks Cyclery and Mountain Adventure Center is generously hosting this event and … Read more…

SNS Annual Holiday Dinner: December 4th

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Sierra Nevada Section

Celebrate the holidays with the rest of the Sierra Nevada Section at Spenger’s in Berkeley.

Yosemite Facelift: Sept. 21st – 25th

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Sierra Nevada Section

Reserved camping at Camp 4 for members

Pinecrest Rock Climbing Weekend: Sept. 10-11

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Sierra Nevada Section

A yearly event for AAC members and their guests, the Pinecrest Climb-In takes place on the Gianelli Edges – granite crags 3,000 feet above Pinecrest Lake, California. Pinecrest itself is 30 miles east of Sonora. As in past years, we will arrange campsites for the group at Pinecrest Campground. The climbing on … Read more…

Design our Facebook profile image & win cool AAC swag!

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Northeast Region

Calling all climber-artists! Help us design a Facebook profile image for the American Alpine Club – Northeast Region. The current (very bland) design is below… Please incorporate the AAC logo + “Northeast Region” text in your design. Please see this link for access to logo files. Email your submissions to … Read more…

Like and Follow: new Facebook and Twitter feeds from the AAC in the Northeast

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Northeast Region

We’re joining the online conversation… now you can keep up with New England Section events and news on Facebook and Twitter. Have a cool trip report or blog you’d like to share with other Northeast climbers? Send NE Regional Coordinator Sarah Garlick a line and we’ll spread the word on … Read more…

Hut Dedication Day! August 20, 2011

Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 by Alaska Section

The Hatcher Pass Area enjoyed sunshine as the group assembled at the trailhead to hike in for Dedication Day of the Snowbird Hut!   The blueberries greated us as we ascended into the mountains!   The group of fourteen assembles on the front deck of the hut.   Roger Robinson (AAC Exit Stratgies Conference & … Read more…

If Nothing else, At Least I Know How to Suffer!

Posted on: August 17th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

The American Alpine Club Awarded Hayden Kennedy a Mountain Fellowship Grant last fall. This is his account of his trip to Nepal. Thanks Hayden! A lot of people ask me why I go alpine climbing. All you do is suffer, get scared, get cold, get sick, and most of the … Read more…

GORE-TEX Active Shell Launch Party: Sept. 21st

Posted on: August 16th, 2011 by Eddie Espinosa

W.L. GORE Active Shell Launch Party.  Wednesday, September 21st. Our corporate partners are a valuable and much appreciated part of the Club.  Their generous contributions to the AAC not only allow us to provide members with our great benefits and help fund our grant programs, it’s also a strong statement … Read more…

Hut Work Party ~ Aug. 6-7, 2011

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Alaska Section

The weekend work party crew gathered at the hut to continue with the projects that need to be completed.  Our volunteers helped remove the remaining debris from the old hut and move it to the staging area for the next helicopter lift, and started building the new outhouse for the … Read more…

In Memoriam: Alan Blackshaw

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

The American Alpine Club has re-posted this announcement from the British Mountaineering Club. The original story can be read on their website. It is with great sadness that the BMC announces the death of Alan Blackshaw on Thursday 4th August 2011 at Raigmore hospital in Inverness. Alan was diagnosed with … Read more…

July 22, 2011 Work Party

Posted on: August 7th, 2011 by Alaska Section

Additional materials and supplies were dropped via helicopter into the hut on July 20th.  This allowed us to finish off some of the items that need to be completed before the dedication on August 20th.                               … Read more…

Craggin’ Classic: Index, WA September 10th

Posted on: August 5th, 2011 by Eddie Espinosa

Our flagship climbing event comes to the Northwest! Help us celebrate one year of the Index land purchase and creation of the climbing park by joining us on September 10th.  We’ll be climbing all day, then getting our groove on in the evening at the Outdoor Adventure Center.  Slideshows, music … Read more…