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Robert & Miriam Underhill Award

AwardsHeader.jpgRobert L. M. and Miriam O'Brien Underhill are recognized as two of the great pioneers in American mountaineering. In their memory, The American Alpine Club has established the Robert and Miriam Underhill Award for outstanding mountaineering achievement. It is to be given annually to a person who, in the opinion of the selection committee, has demonstrated the highest level of skill in the mountaineering arts and who, through the application of this skill, courage, and perseverance, has achieved outstanding success in the various fields of mountaineering endeavor.

  • Steve House Awarded : 2014
  • Tom Frost Awarded: 2013
  • Mark Richey Awarded: 2012
  • Fred Beckey Awarded: 2011
  • Royal Robbins Awarded: 2010
  • Layton Kor Awarded: 2009
  • John Gill Awarded: 2008
  • Carlos Buhler Awarded: 2007
  • Henry Barber Awarded: 2006
  • Mark Wilford Awarded: 2005
  • Charlie Fowler Awarded: 2004
  • Jay Smith Awarded: 2003
  • Conrad Anker & Nancy Feagin Awarded: 2002
  • Annie Whitehouse Awarded: 2000
  • Jim Bridwell Awarded: 2000
  • Jack Tackle Awarded: 1999
  • Jim Donini Awarded: 1999
  • Allen Steck Awarded: 1998
  • Steven J. Swenson Awarded: 1997
  • Greg Child Awarded: 1996
  • Robyn Erbesfield Awarded: 1996
  • Stewart Alexander (Alex) Lowe (Deceased) Awarded: 1995
  • Alison Keith Osius Awarded: 1994
  • Michael P. Kennedy Awarded: 1994
  • Louis F. Reichardt Awarded: 1993
  • Terrance Manbeck Mugs Stump (posthumously) (Deceased) Awarded: 1992
  • Catherine Calhoun Grisson Awarded: 1991
  • Peter Croft Awarded: 1991
  • George Lowe Awarded: 1990
  • Yvon Chouinard Awarded: 1989
  • Todd Skinner Awarded: 1988
  • Paul Piana Awarded: 1988
  • Catherine M. Freer (posthumously) Awarded: 1987
  • Jeff Lowe Awarded: 1986
  • David Finlay Breashears Awarded: 1985
  • Lynn Marie Hill Awarded: 1984
  • John Roskelley Awarded: 1983
  • John Bachar Awarded: 1983