Jun
2
Jun 4

AAC National Volunteer Summit

  • American Alpine Club

Our Annual Volunteer Summit convenes the volunteer leadership across the country to focus on training for the upcoming year. These folks are the leaders in their community and represent the AAC through our Section and Chapter network to provide AAC programming and benefits at a local level. 

For more information about the Volunteer and Chapter Program, please contact:

Adam Peters

Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner
Jun
3
5:00 pm17:00

Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner

  • Denver, CO

The Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner celebrates climbers who achieve on and off the mountain. Join us for a night of good food and amazing people, as we honor the 2017 Hall of Mountaineering Excellence inductees.

After party with live music to follow.

More information is available HERE.

Sep
15
Sep 17

Smith Rock Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the tribe in Smith Rock, OR for the 2017 Smith Rock Craggin' Classic Series event! 

The Craggin’ Classic Series, powered by CAMP USA and supported nationally by Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Sterling, and Rock & Ice, unite climbers around the campfire at world-class climbing destinations. Each Series event is a 3-day climbing festival; a gathering of the tribe.  Craggin' Classics feature climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, parties, films, slideshows, presentations, music, food, plenty of high-fives and local crag stewardship and conservation projects.

Join in, throw down, and howl at the moon.

More information on the Smith Rock Craggin' Classic TBA. For more information on the Series in general, visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.

Sep
29
Oct 1

New River Gorge Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the tribe in the New River Gorge, WV for the 2017 NRG Craggin' Classic Series event! 

The Craggin’ Classic Series, powered by CAMP USA and supported nationally by Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Sterling, and Rock & Ice, unite climbers around the campfire at world-class climbing destinations. Each Series event is a 3-day climbing festival; a gathering of the tribe.  Craggin' Classics feature climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, parties, films, slideshows, presentations, music, food, plenty of high-fives and local crag stewardship and conservation projects.

Join in, throw down, and howl at the moon.

More information on the NRG Craggin' Classic TBA. For more information on the Series in general, visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.

Oct
13
Oct 15

Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the tribe in Devil's Lake, WI for the 2017 Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic Series event! 

The Craggin’ Classic Series, powered by CAMP USA and supported nationally by Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Sterling, and Rock & Ice, unite climbers around the campfire at world-class climbing destinations. Each Series event is a 3-day climbing festival; a gathering of the tribe.  Craggin' Classics feature climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, parties, films, slideshows, presentations, music, food, plenty of high-fives and local crag stewardship and conservation projects.

Join in, throw down, and howl at the moon.

More information on the Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic TBA. For more information on the Series in general, visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.

Oct
20
Oct 22

Shelf Road Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the tribe in Shelf Road, CO for the 2017 Shelf Road Craggin' Classic Series event! 

The Craggin’ Classic Series, powered by CAMP USA and supported nationally by Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Sterling, and Rock & Ice, unite climbers around the campfire at world-class climbing destinations. Each Series event is a 3-day climbing festival; a gathering of the tribe.  Craggin' Classics feature climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, parties, films, slideshows, presentations, music, food, plenty of high-fives and local crag stewardship and conservation projects.

Join in, throw down, and howl at the moon.

More information on the Shelf Road Craggin' Classic TBA. For more information on the Series in general, visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.

Oct
27
Oct 29

Moab Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the tribe in Moab, UT for the 2017 Moab Craggin' Classic Series event! 

The Craggin’ Classic Series, powered by CAMP USA and supported nationally by Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Sterling, and Rock & Ice, unite climbers around the campfire at world-class climbing destinations. Each Series event is a 3-day climbing festival; a gathering of the tribe.  Craggin' Classics feature climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, parties, films, slideshows, presentations, music, food, plenty of high-fives and local crag stewardship and conservation projects.

Join in, throw down, and howl at the moon.

More information on the Moab Craggin' Classic TBA. For more information on the Series in general, visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.

Nov
3
Nov 5

Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the tribe in Bishop, CA for the 2017 Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic Series event! 

The Craggin’ Classic Series, powered by CAMP USA and supported nationally by Scarpa, Arc'Teryx, Sterling, and Rock & Ice, unite climbers around the campfire at world-class climbing destinations. Each Series event is a 3-day climbing festival; a gathering of the tribe.  Craggin' Classics feature climbing clinics taught by professional athletes and guides, parties, films, slideshows, presentations, music, food, plenty of high-fives and local crag stewardship and conservation projects.

Join in, throw down, and howl at the moon.

More information on the Fall Highball Craggin' Classic TBA. For more information on the Series in general, visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.


Annual Benefit Dinner Weekend
Feb
24
Feb 25

Annual Benefit Dinner Weekend

  • Seattle Marriott Waterfront

The Annual Benefit Dinner is the Club’s largest, most anticipated event of the year!

Valdez Ice Festival
Feb
17
Feb 20

Valdez Ice Festival

  • Valdez, AK

The Valdez Ice Climbing Fest returns Feb. 17 - 20. Featuring a smorgasbord of waterfall ice, climbing, camaraderie, clinics, gear, movies and the best bonfire party in Alaska.

Presented by the American Alpine Club. 

REGISTRATION

24th Hueco Rock Rodeo
Feb
10
Feb 12

24th Hueco Rock Rodeo

  • Hueco Rock Ranch

The American Alpine Club is proud to host the annual tradition of the Hueco Rock Rodeo. This is the premier outdoor bouldering competition in America! Drawing a huge crowd of American and International competitors dueling it out at the most iconic bouldering location in the states. Join us this year for more fun at the

24th Hueco Rock Rodeo - Feb. 10 - 12, 2017

REGISTRATION

Skiing Everest Film
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Skiing Everest Film

  • American Mountaineering Center - Foss Auditorium

Doors Open At 7Pm - Film Starts At 7:30Pm

Tickets: $10 Advance, $12 At The Door

Purchase tickets: http://shop.americanalpineclub.org/products/skiing-everest

100% Of The Proceeds Will Go To The American Alpine Club. Special Introduction And Q&A Session With Filmmaker Mike Marolt.

Skiing Everest is an American adventure documentary directed by Les Guthman and Mike Marolt; written by Les Guthman, and featuring high-altitude skiers Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt, John Callaghan, Jim Gile, Hans Kammerlander, Chris Davenport, Laura Bakos, Mark Newcomb and Fredrik Ericsson, who died skiing on K2 in 2010.

Filmed by Mike Marolt over ten years, Skiing Everest tells the story of a group of close friends, lead by Marolt and his twin brother Steve, who grew up in Aspen, Colorado and went on to become the first skiers from the Western Hemisphere to ski from above 8,000 meters (26,247 ft.) when they skied from the summit of Shisha Pangma in Tibet in 2000, and then challenged the highest slopes in the world on Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu.

The film follows the Marolts and their childhood friends Jim Gile, and John Callahan, who was an Olympic cross-country skier, on skiing expeditions into the Death Zone above 26,000 ft., without using bottled oxygen. At the top of the world, they lock into their skis and challenge the most dangerous slopes in the world.

Skiing Everest also tells the history of high altitude skiing, dating back to the 1930s, and includes interviews with Hans Kammerlander, who was the first to ski from the summit of Everest; Laura Bakos, the first woman to ski from the summit of an 8,000 m. peak] and Chris Davenport, the two-time world extreme skiing champion, who is an avid ski mountaineer as well. And it tells the Marolts' personal story: the sons of U.S. Olympic skier Max Marolt,who grew up in Aspen, before it became an internationally famous ski destination and who took to skiing in the hope of escaping what was an isolated, decaying former mining town.

Check out the trailer!

VIP Gathering
May
6
6:00 pm18:00

VIP Gathering

  • American Mountaineering Center

Special gathering for Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner VIPs and AAC Patrons.