Climb the hill 2017
On May 11th, 2017, the AAC and Access Fund joined forces in our nation’s capital to Climb the Hill to advocate for the protection of public lands, a robust outdoor recreation economy and adequate funding for land management agencies. With a team of 50 climbers—including Tommy Caldwell, Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold, Kai Lightner and Libby Sauter—we dispersed throughout Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and leaders of the Department of Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. Over the course of the day, we attended 50 meetings on the Hill and with agency leaders.
Update: Climb the Hill 2017 was a huge success! Check out some of the media coverage.
Origins of Climb the hill
In February 2016, a group of AAC board members, partners and AAC member Conrad Anker took to our nation's capitol to advocate for issues affecting climbers.