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10/29/2014: Legendary Speed Climber to Tour the US with Proceeds to Benefit the American Alpine Club

10/9/2014: Reinhold Messner is Keynote Speaker for 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner

10/3/2014: 2014 AAC Cornerstone Conservation Grant Recipients Announced

9/25/2014: American Alpine Club Hires New Operations Director

9/14/2014: NOLS and the American Alpine Club Launch Official Partnership

8/4/2014:  AAC Partners with Notogroup Executive Search to Hire Operations Director

4/29/2014: 2014 Live Your Dream Grants Fund 50 Projects

4/18/2014: AAC Launches Sherpa Support Fund

1/7/2014:  2014 Copp Dash Inspire Award Winners Announced

1/2/2014: 2014 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced

12/1/2013: Yvon Chouinard is Keynote Speaker for 2014 Annual Benefit Dinner

10/4/2013: Third Annual Cornerstone Grant Recipients Awarded

10/1/2013: Boulder Floods Damage Climbing Access

9/25/2013: New Shawangunk Campground Breaks Ground

4/6/2013: 2013 Live Your Dream Award Winners Announced

3/27/2013: Annual Mountaineering Gala Inducts Five, Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Everest Ascent

3/18/2013: 2013 McNeill-Nott Award Winners Announced

2/23/2013: Aaron Huey Wins 2013 Rowell Award for the Art of Adventure

2/8/2013: The American Alpine Club Supports Nomination of REI Chief Sally Jewell

2/5/2013: 2013 Copp-Dash Inspire Award Winners Announced

1/22/2013: American Alpine Club Wins 2013 Golden Piton Award

1/9/2013: American Alpine Club to Host 2013 Hueco Rock Rodeo

1/8/2013: 2013 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced

12/12/2012: American Alpine Club and Rock & Ice Magazine to Bring You Accidents Digitally

11/27/2012: ASC Mountaineer Program Reaches New Heights in Central Asia

10/15/2012:  AAC to Host 50th Anniversary of Americans on Everest

9/13/2012: Youth Climbing Enthusiasts Welcome President Obama to Colorado

7/27/2012: Dougald MacDonald to Head American Alpine Club Publications

7/16/2012: AAC Announces 2012 Research Grant Awardees

7/16/2012: 2012 Spring Round Mountaineering Fellowship Fund Award Winners Announced

7/13/2012: Access Fund and American Alpine Club Partner to Continue Legacy of the Hueco Rock Ranch

7/12/2012: Southeast Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Winners

7/12/2012: Rockies Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Winners

7/11/2012: Central Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Winners

7/10/2012: Club Partners with Access Fund and Sterling Rope for Benefit Rope

6/21/2012: New Southeast Regional Coordinator Joins AAC Team

6/13/2012: Northwest Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Winners

6/4/2012: Western Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Winners

5/30/2012: Copp-Dash Inspire Award Recipients Announced

5/21/2012: Northeast Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Winners

5/10/2012: American Alpine Club Launches New Publication

5/8/2012: American Alpine Club Hires New Conservation & Advocacy Director

4/23/2012: Club to Break Ground on New River Gorge Campground in 2012

4/19/2012: Applicants Wanted for Live Your Dream Grant

4/17/2012: Cory Richards is 2012 Rowell Award Winner

3/20/2012: American Alpine Club Announces New Executive Committee and Board of Directors

3/20/2012: 3rd Annual Hall of Mountaineering Excellence Gala Honors Top Mountaineers

3/1/2012: AAC Northeast Region Announces 2012 Live Your Dream Grant Application Period

2/29/2012: AAC Sierra Nevada Section Announces New Sport Climbing Grant

2/27/2012: Chris Pruchnic Wilderness First Responder Training Grant Announced

2/16/2012: Cowboy Bear Ninja Officially Releases Trailer for The Old Breed

2/13/2012: American Alpine Club Announces Second Annual Dinner Giveaway

2/8/2012: 2012 AAC Award Winners Announced

2/6/2012: 2011 Fall Round Mountain Fellowship Fund Award Winners Announced

1/30/2012: American Alpine Club to Create Executive Editor Position

1/26/2012: Copp-Dash Inspire Award Accepting Applications for 2012

1/26/2012: American Alpine Club Announces One-of-a-Kind Boston Giveaway

1/6/2012: 2012 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced

12/7/2011: American Alpine Club Announces 2012 Annual Benefit Dinner in Boston

11/01/2011: Third Annual Environmental Photography Exhibition in AMC

11/01/2011: Conservation & Advocacy Director Wanted

10/25/2011: Application Deadline Changes for Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award

10/20/2011: American Alpine Journal Available to All Climbers

10/19/2011: First Annual Cornerstone Crag Conservation Grants Awarded

10/5/2011: American Alpine Club an IFSC World Cup Partner

9/15/2011: Guidebook Finder Launched

8/27/2011: Steve Swenson Evacuated After Successful Ascent of Saser Kangri II

7/25/2011: American Mountaineering Center Gets New A/V System

7/22/2011: AAJ Now Member-Only Benefit

7/15/2011: AAC Expands Community Programs

7/13/2011: Executive Director's Recovery Continues

6/23/2011: 2011 Nikwax Alpine Bellwether Grant Award Winners Announced

6/8/2011: AAC Announces New Crag Conservation Grant

6/1/2011: 2011 Zach Martin Breaking Barriers Grant Winner Announced

5/20/2011: Executive Director's Recovery Continues

5/19/2011: American Alpine Club Executive Director Recovery Continues

3/5/2011: American Alpine Club Launches New Informational Campaign

2/23/2011: 2011 McNeill-Nott Award Winners Announced

2/22/2011: 2011 Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced

2/11/2011: Awards Ceremony in Seattle will Honor Climbing's Luminaries and Rising Stars

12/26/2010: Fall 2010 Mountain Fellowship Award Winners

12/20/2010: AAC Secures 40 Acres for New River Gorge Climbers' Campground