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AAC Regional and Section News

The Washington DC Section has roughly 300 members in DC, Maryland and Virginia. We climb ice, rock and alpine routes as well as other sports in the mountain environment. We run climbing speaking events, conduct climbing education events, climb rock and ice together and facilitate a stronger climbing community in the DC area. Please join us for section discussions and to find climbing partners at our Google Group: The American Alpine Club - Washington DC Section Google Group      

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Events     Section Chair   Volunteer     Contact

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Contact & Volunteer

Email your Washington DC Section Chair Dave Giacomin at washingtondc@americanalpineclub.org

Email Southeast Regional Manager at lhummel@americanalpineclub.org.

Email the Club's main offices in Golden at info@americanalpineclub.org

Give the Club a call at (303) 384-0110

Check out the Southeast Region Volunteer Wall of Fame

Volunteer in the Section—Holding an Event & Speakers

Although most events have been held in and around Washington DC, there is no reason that we can’t hold activities in other areas where there are DC members. The Club is encouraging this, in part through the role of the regional managers that have been hired to help plan events.  All that’s required is to contact Dave Giacomin or the regional manger Lisa Hummel with your ideas. 

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Check out the New River Gorge Campground in West Virginia

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Washington DC Section Chairmen


Dave Giacomin, Washington DC Section Co-Chair and native of Washington, DC. Dave Giacomin has been a member of American Alpine Club for the past five years. He climbs ice, rock and alpine routes whenever possible. His true passion is in high altitude mountaineering and some of his summits include Mt. Rainier, Illiniza Sur, Illiniza Norte, Cotopaxi, Mt. Whitney, The Grand Teton and 12+ 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado. "I look forward to helping the DC section grow into a powerful resource for local climbers to learn to climb safer and harder routes." He lives with his wife and dog near downtown Silver Spring, MD.  

Please contact Dave with questions or to help out!  Email: Dave Giacomin.







Robert (Bobby) Graver, Washington DC Section Co-Chair. Bob has been an American Alpine Club member since 2003, has been climbing rock, snow, and ice around the world since the early 80’s, and has been a Northern Virginia resident since 1997. The consummate all-rounder and Soul Climber, his passion lies in technical alpine climbing and exploring spectacular places with good friends. He has climbed classic routes on the Eiger, Matterhorn, Assiniboine, and the Moose’s Tooth. A “retired” Army (Ranger) officer, Bob currently does business process engineering, organizational design, and relationship management for the Department of the Army. He resides with and fits his climbing adventures around keeping up with his wife of 25 years, two children, and a couple of doodles.

Please contact Bob with questions or to help out! Email: Bob Graver

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