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.


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

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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.