AAC Honorary Members

Honorary Membership is the highest award the AAC has to offer. It is given to those individuals who have had a lasting and highly significant impact on the advancement of the climbing craft. The AAC is proud to recognize the following individuals:

AAC Honorary Member Fred Beckey with Former President Mark Kroese

AAC Honorary Member Fred Beckey with Former President Mark Kroese

Honorary member Reinhold Messner

Honorary member Reinhold Messner

Vitaly Mikhailovich Abalakov (Deceased)
Duke Abruzzi (Deceased)
Buddha Basnyat
Robert Hicks Bates (Deceased)
Fred Beckey
Glen W. Boles
Walter Bonatti (Deceased)
Christian J. S. Bonington
Oleg Borisenok
David Ross Brower (Deceased)
Joe Brown
Belmore Browne (Deceased)
Charles G. Bruce (Deceased)
James Bryce (Deceased)
John Buchan (Deceased)
Hubert Adams Carter (Deceased)
Tommy Caldwell
Riccardo Cassin (Deceased)
Yvon Chouinard
Nicholas B. Clinch
Norman Asa Clyde (Deceased)
Arthur P. Coleman (Deceased)
John N. Collie (Deceased)
Sir William M. Conway (Deceased)
William Augustus Brevoort Coolidge (Deceased)
Robert Craig (Deceased)
Ome C. Daiber (Deceased)
Kurt Diemberger
Norman Gunter Dyhrenfurth
Robert Charles Evans (Deceased)
Glenn Exum (Deceased)
Francis P. Farquhar (Deceased)
John P. Farrar (Deceased)
Benjamin Greely Ferris (Deceased)
Edward Feuz (Deceased)
William Osgood Field (Deceased)
Douglas W. Freshfield (Deceased)
Tom Frost
Fritiof M. Fryxell (Deceased)
Baron Francisque Gabet (Deceased)
Maj. Gen. Adolphus W. Greely (Deceased)
Jules J. Guilarmod (Deceased)
Henry S. Hall (Deceased)
John Harlin, III
Arthur P. Harper (Deceased)
Elizabeth Hawley
Kenneth Atwood Henderson (Deceased)
Maurice Herzog (Deceased)
Lynn M. Hill
Sir Edmund Hillary (Deceased)
Thomas F. Hornbein, M.D.
William Pendleton House (Deceased)
Charles Snead Houston, M.D. (Deceased)
Henry John Cecil Hunt (Deceased)
William H. Jackson (Deceased)
Kevin Jorgeson
Harish Kapadia
Andrew John Kauffman (Deceased)
Layton Kor (Deceased)
William Sargent Ladd (Deceased)
Richard M. Leonard (Deceased)
Richard Manning Leonard (Deceased)
Jeffery Lowe
George H. Lowe, III
Albert Henry MacCarthy (Deceased)
Ian Macnaught-Davis
Arisone Yuko Maki (Deceased)
George H. Mallory (Deceased)
Otis McAllister (Deceased)
James P. McCarthy
George Melville (Deceased)
Reinhold Messner
Maynard M. Miller
Dee Molenaar
Terris Moore (Deceased)
Arnold L. Mumm (Deceased)
Phyllis Beatrice Munday (Deceased)
Tomatsu Nakamura
Noel E. Odell (Deceased)
Alison Osius
Rear Admiral Robert P. Peary (Deceased)
Bernard Pierre (Deceased)
William Lowell Putnam (Deceased)
Gaston Rebuffat (Deceased)
Louis French Reichardt
Thomas Riggs (Deceased)
Royal Shannon Robbins
Andre Roch (Deceased)
Theodore Roosevelt (Deceased)
Galen A. Rowell (Deceased)
Nazir Sabir
John Salathe (Deceased)
Audrey Salkeld
Peter Schoening (Deceased)
Douglas D. Scott
Vittorio Sella (Deceased)
Sir Ernest H. Shackleton (Deceased)
Eric E. Shipton (Deceased)
Oliver Perry Smith (Deceased)
Jans Christian Smuts (Deceased)
Sydney Spencer (Deceased)
Allen Steck
Henry Lewis Stimson (Deceased)
Tony Streather
Edward Lisle Strutt (Deceased)
Lionel Terray (Deceased)
James Monroe Thorington (Deceased)
Harold William Tilman (Deceased)
Miriam Eliot OBrien Underhill (Deceased)
Robert Lindley Murray Underhill (Deceased)
Charles Doolittle Walcott (Deceased)
Bradford Washburn (Deceased)
Arnold Wexler (Deceased)
John Oliver Wheeler
James W. Whittaker
Edward Whymper (Deceased)
Fritz Herman Ernst Wiessner (Deceased)
George Hubert Wilkins (Deceased)
John Edward (Jed) Williamson
Walter Abbot Wood (Deceased)
Fanny Bullock Workman (Deceased)
William Hunter Workman (Deceased)
Geoffrey Winthrop Young (Deceased)
Shi Zhan-Chun