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Our Members: Climbing Photographer Andrew Burr

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by The AAC
Future photographers? Andrew Burr and his two daughters.

  By Laura Case Larson If you’ve flipped through a climbing magazine, Patagonia catalog, or American Alpine Club publication within the last 10 years, you’ve come across Andrew Burr’s stunning climbing photography. That artfully composed shot covering this year’s Accidents in North American Mountaineering? Burr. The big-wall images and late-night campfire … Read more…

Photos from International Climbers’ Meet

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 by The AAC

Andrew Burr was on the scene to document the AAC’s International Climbers’ Meet this past October. The collection of shots he put together are sure to provide a lifetime of inspiration. Head to Andrew’s blog or to the AAC’s ICM Facebook page to check out hundreds of amazing shots! To learn more … Read more…

Rowell Award Deadline Extended

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by The AAC

The deadline for the Rowell Award has been extended until December 1, 2012. The award will be presented at the 2013 AAC Annual Benefit Dinner in San Francisco, Saturday, Febuary 23. The winner of the Rowell Award last year was talented climber and artist, Cory Richards. Cory recently wrote to us about his acceptance of … Read more…

Storytellers: Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen of Sender Films

Posted on: July 9th, 2012 by Abbey Smith
Nick Rosen of Sender Films

Climbing rocks is a bizarre and obscure passion. We fall in love with a piece of stone, suffer incredible physical pain and psychological torment, and risk our hearts and lives for the beauty and purity of the rock, the environment, the moment, and ourselves. It’s not an easy task to … Read more…

Storytellers: Chris Alstrin

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 by Pete Takeda
Chris Alstrin on a cold day in Hyalite Canyon, MT

Chris Alstrin is a Colorado filmmaker and member of the American Alpine Club. Alstrin has been pursuing the art for over a decade. His enthusiasm is undiminished even as his work takes him to ever higher places. He recently did some instrumental work on the Club’s newest video—The American Alpine Club 2012 … Read more…

Club Proudly Sponsors Mountainfilm in Telluride

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Abbey Smith
House of Cards to Premiere at Mountainfilm

During Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2012, Mountainfilm will debut its 34th annual festival in Telluride, Colorado. Within this isolated box canyon, enclosed by steep forested mountains and granite cliffs, film festival attendees will roam by foot, bike, and gondola to various locations around Telluride and Mountain Village to watch compelling independent documentary films … Read more…

New AAC Video Is Totally Awesome!

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by Luke Bauer

Our Members: Mark Synnott

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 by Pete Takeda
Mark Synnott American Alpine Club Member

The American Alpine Club has over 9,000 members worldwide and each of those members approaches climbing and time in the outdoors differently. For some it’s a career, for some a diversion, for others, an obsession. The Club’s membership spans boulderers, sport-climbers, hikers, skiers, trad-rats, scientists, big-wall aficionados, adventurers, ice-climbers, peak-baggers, … Read more…

AAJ Editor Reports from Germany—2nd Editors’ Summit

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

In the autumn of 2008, American Alpine Journal Editor John Harlin III and the AAC organized a gathering of magazine and journal editors from around the world and dubbed the meeting the “First Editors’Summit.” Editors of print journals and websites gathered in Colorado, then Utah for climbing and discussion on … Read more…

New In the Library: Books Donated by Wolverine Publishing

Posted on: May 14th, 2011 by Luke Bauer
Wolverine Publishing

This is a repost from the American Alpine Club Library’s Blog, High Places. We’ve got a great relationship with several guidebook publishers: they’ve agreed to donate books to the Armando Menocal Guidebook Collection so that YOU can check them out! Here’s a list of recently added books from Wolverine Publishing. … Read more…

Fuel Your Inspiration—Grants Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Posted on: March 15th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

The American Alpine Club grants program provides resources for climbers and explorers to attempt new challenges, establish humanitarian programs, protect alpine environments, conduct scientific research, and push the envelope of human accomplishment in mountain and polar environments. The AAC awards over $50,000 annually, although the size and number of awards … Read more…

Unite for Amazing Photo Downloads

Posted on: March 4th, 2011 by Luke Bauer

The Club has created a new space on our website, designed both to showcase the photography of some of our members and to provide an outline of material AAC membership benefits quickly and clearly. The photographs, from prominent photographers such as Andrew Burr and John Scurlock, are all available as … Read more…

Seats Going Fast for 2011 Annual Dinner in Seattle

Posted on: February 7th, 2011 by Erik Lambert

Film actors convene every year for the Oscars. Musicians gather for the Grammys. For climbers, our nation’s best come together for an annual gala hosted by The American Alpine Club. This year’s AAC Annual Benefit Dinner in Seattle will be packed for keynote speakers Dr. Tom Hornbein and Steve House. … Read more…

The Climbing Art Show is UP! Come look!

Posted on: November 18th, 2010 by AAC Library

Jamie Givens finished installing the Alpine Styles climbing art show yesterday and it looks fantastic. There is art all over the museum and library walls, and we hope you all will have a chance to come visit while it is here—the show is up through January.  Artwork and styles vary … Read more…

Brushstroke Bash: Givens Prepares for Alpine Styles

Posted on: November 16th, 2010 by Luke Bauer

“I don’t care if I even sell a painting—I just want it to be fun,” Brooklyn-based illustrator Jamie Givens admitted today in the American Alpine Club Library, among a cache of unhung art. With a spool of wire, some hooks and nails, Givens was preparing for the opening night of … Read more…

More Feedback and GREAT photos of Horseshoe Hell 2010

Posted on: October 29th, 2010 by Erik Lambert

Check out these fantastic photos from Andrew Chasteen, below, of September’s 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell. While you’re at it, here’s his recap too, and a short video of the event. Thanks, Andrew! “How do I keep these people coming back each year?” That was the thought that shot through … Read more…

Opening Night Nov. 18th- Alpine Styles: Climbing and Mountaineering Art Exhibition

Posted on: October 15th, 2010 by AAC Library

ALPINE STYLES is an exhibition showcasing art that is about climbing, mountaineering and the mountain world. Works include illustrations that have appeared in climbing magazines and publications, and personal work being shown for the first time in public.  Featured artists include Jamie Givens, Keith Svihovec, Emilie Lee, Mike Tea, Renan … Read more…

AAC Hires Erik Lambert as Information and Marketing Director

Posted on: October 4th, 2010 by Erik Lambert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AAC Hires Erik Lambert as Information and Marketing Director GOLDEN, Colorado (October 4, 2010) -  The American Alpine Club is pleased to welcome Erik Lambert in the role of Information and Marketing Director. Erik brings a rich background in climbing media from four years at Alpinist. Erik … Read more…

The AAC is on Planet Explore!

Posted on: September 7th, 2010 by Erik Lambert
Planet Explore

The North Face has been one of the AAC’s top partners for a long time, and we’re so excited to hop on board with PlanetExplore, quickly becoming a huge portal to the outdoors. Search by zip code, by activity, by partner, or by anything else to have instant access to … Read more…

6000 Miles, 100 Interviews, 50 Places…To Make a Film

Posted on: June 17th, 2010 by Erik Lambert

We’d love to point you over to a film project in the works by Oakley Anderson-Moore, “The Last Wild Mountain: Portrait of the American Climber.” Oakley and her team have spent the last three years traveling around the country interviewing climbers– young, old, big name and everyday– to gather the … Read more…