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Our Members: Author Steven Weinberg

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by The AAC
Everyone is Climbing

Walk into any gym or visit any crag and you’ll notice the number of kids climbing has significantly increased. AAC member Steven Weinberg wrote and illustrated a fun children’s book called Everyone Is Climbing. We have a copy here at the office and totally dig it. Along with Steven, we … Read more…

34th Annual New York Dinner Nov. 9, 2013: Online registration now live!

Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by New England Section
NY Dinner

Get your tickets here: https://americanalpineclub.org/p/ny_section_diner

Reel Rock 8 – UIC Rock N’ Reel

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Midwest Section
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Rock ‘N Reel Fest  Join UIC Campus Recreation as they host their Second Annual Rock N’ Reel Fest.  Indoor wall climbing, slacklining, giveaways, and more before the screening of Reel Rock 8!  Stop by the AAC table and find out what’s new with the club! Where?UIC Campus Recreation737 S. Halsted … Read more…

Reel Rock 8 showing at Planet Rock – Ann Arbor

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Midwest Section
Reel Rock 2013

Looking for a rad way to spend the night of October 26th with very like-minded people?  I thought you were!  Get your ticket’s to Reel Rock 8 at the Planet Rock Ann Arbor Rock Gym.  They told us there will be beer, prizes, membership sales, and GEAR SALES!  And of … Read more…

Colorado Flood Update

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by The AAC
Erosion at Eldorado State Park.

What is foremost in our minds after the flooding in Colorado are thoughts for our family, friends, and community members still dealing with the aftermath of this disaster. As well as concern for the health and safety of everyone, we also hope that the people affected by the flooding are … Read more…

2013 CLIMB UP!

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by Great Lakes Section
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Calling all AAC Members! This fall the Great Lakes Section of the American Alpine Club and Down Wind Sports will host the third annual: CLIMB UP! This four day event is organized for our American Alpine Club Members and Midwest rock climbers to gather, climb, socialize and celebrate another year … Read more…

GORE-TEX & AAC Event Oct. 2 @the Silver Spring Civic Center in DC

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by lhummel
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Preparations are almost in order; GORE-TEX and the American Alpine Club have been planning, for months, to host an event on  Wednesday, OCT. 2 at the Silver Spring Civic Center north of DC from 7-10 p.m..  This event is a chance for folks to sneak peek GORE technology, participate in interactive gear … Read more…

Seneca Rocks, WV Climbing WeekendOct. 11-14

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by lhummel

Seneca Rocks – AAC Columbus Day Weekend Oct 11 – 14   Over this Columbus Day weekend, Oct 11- 14, there will be a joint section meet at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. The three sections participating are the DC Section, the Mid Atlantic Section and the Southern Appalachian Section. The … Read more…

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…

Idaho land up for grabs

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Idaho Section

The Idaho Legislature is trying to take public lands, including National Forests, where we love to camp, ride, climb, paddle and ski. No matter how you enjoy the outdoors, this matters to you. That’s why we banded together with other local groups to tell the Legislature this is a bad … Read more…

FAQs about the Northeast Craggin’ Classic Sept. 13-15

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013 by New England Section

Click here for the event schedule and main landing page on the AAC website. Click here to purchase tickets. How do I sign up for a clinic? Click here for the Craggin’ Classic page at the AAC store. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see a drop-down … Read more…

DC Section Events coming up!

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by lhummel

Washington DC Section Events   Section Meeting – 7pm Thursday August 22 – Alaskan Climbing in the Ruth Gorge Next section meeting will be in the second floor meeting room at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave N.W. Washington, DC 20008. DC climbers & AAC members Rob Graver … Read more…

Homoclimbtastic Convention 2013

Posted on: August 13th, 2013 by lhummel
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Southeast Regional Coordinator, Lisa Hummel, and I traveled this past weekend to the 5th annual Homoclimbtastic Climbing Convention. This spectacular shindig takes place in Fayetteville, WV, home of the New River Gorge. For those you have never been, the New is home to a concentrated amount of unmatched trad lines … Read more…

5Point Film On the Road with the AAC – Bend September 19th

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Oregon Section

The 5Point Film Festival has been a wildly successful event in Carbondale, and we’re now bringing it to a town near you. 5Point Film On the Road brings together some of the most important and inspiring films of this generation in a celebration of the human spirit. These movies aren’t … Read more…

5Point Film On the Road with the AAC – Bellingham Aug 29

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Cascade Section

The 5Point Film Festival has been a wildly successful event in Carbondale, and we’re now bringing it to a town near you. 5Point Film On the Road brings together some of the most important and inspiring films of this generation in a celebration of the human spirit. These movies aren’t … Read more…

Our Members: Mike Poborsky’s Climbing Guide Life

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by The AAC
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By Laura Case Larson “Don’t touch my rope!” the climber yelled down at Mike Poborsky, vice president of Exum Mountain Guides. Poborsky was in the process of saving the man’s life. He had noticed that a nearby belayer had neglected to clip her locking biner through both tabs of her … Read more…

Slice O’ Pie Video Contest in the Southeast Kick-off

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by lhummel
Slice o Pie Poster Final

The Eiger: Celebrating 75 Years of North Face Ascents

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by The AAC
Eiger North Face, seen from Grindelwald

Today marks 75 years since the North Face of the Eiger was first climbed. This iconic mountain face was once called the “Mordwand” and considered a nearly impenetrable, murderous wall. Today, the 6,000′ face has been climbed in under 2.5 hours. AAC board member John Heilprin lives in Geneva, Switzerland … Read more…

President of the Alpine Club of Pakistan Responds to Tragedy

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by The AAC

June 23, 2013 marked a dark moment in climbing history when nine climbers at the Diamer base camp of Nanga Parbat were gunned down by terrorists. AAC Executive Director, Phil Powers, reflected on the tragedy, saying “My deepest expressions of sadness go out to the families of the climbers who … Read more…

Members Turn Rappelling Tragedy Into Opportunity

Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by The AAC
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On the anniversary of a tragic accident, one AAC leader shares the story of a team of volunteers who transformed their grief into action. Exactly one year ago today, North Carolina climber Eric Metcalf, 19, fell to his death while rappelling. In the months since his untimely passing, American Alpine … Read more…