Great Ranges Fellowship Events


February 24th, 2018 Boston Annual Benefit Dinner

Annual AAC's Member Meeting
Time: 9:30am - 10am
Location: Fairmont Copley Plaza at 138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Saturday Sessions
Time: 10am - 2pm
Margo Hayes
10am - 11am
Her North Face athlete profile begins, "Margo is not to be underestimated." Since she began climbing in 2008, Margo has repeatedly demonstrated her skill and courage on rock. With her ascent of La Rambla in Spain, she is the first woman to climb a confirmed 9a+/5.15a. Her more from this teenage dynamo!

The Sharp End Live with Quinn Brett
11:15am - 12:15pm
Each month, the Sharp End brings to life stories from the pages of the AAC's Accidents in North American Climbing. Host Ashley Saupe interviews the climbers and rescuers involved in life-threatening incidents and shares their lessons, helping all of us become safer climbers. For the first time, the Sharp End will record LIVE with Quinn Brett's story of survival and perseverance. In October of 2017, Quinn, an accomplished big-wall climber and Climbing Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, fell 100-feet on Yosemite's El Cap and sustained life-changing injuries. 

40th Anniversary of Americans on K2
12:45pm - 2pm
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the first American ascent of K2, the world's second-highest mountain. Remote and steep, it does not see many ascents. Mountaineer George Bell said it was a "savage mountain that tries to kill you". Jim Whittaker led the 1978 expedition that put the first Americans— Jim Wickwire, Louis Reichardt, Rick Ridgeway, and John Roskelley—on the summit. Hear more of their incredible story as they defied the odds to stand atop the "Mountain of Mountains".

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
Time: 6pm - 7pm

Dinner, Awards and Keynote by Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Time: 7pm - 10pm

February 25, 2018 Boston

VIP Brunch with 1978 K2 Team, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, and Award Winners*
Time: 10am -11:30am
    *Included with VIP Tables and Patron Tickets only

Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza at 138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116