Southwest Section Annual Dinner
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Southwest Section Annual Dinner

The American Alpine Club

Southwest Section Annual Dinner

featuring

Guest Speaker & National Geographic Explorer of the Year

Mike Libecki

Join us for an evening of old and new friends, extraordinary food and spirits, a bro’ deal level silent auction, and, we are pleased to announce, the infectiously upbeat Mike Libecki. Not only is Mike 100% certified for living fully alive in the moment, he’s also our man of the moment!

National Geographic Explorer of the Year and climber Mike Libecki, defines his life in two ways: 

• Irrecoverably subject to OECD (Obsessive Expedition Climbing Disorder): Mike explores the world’s most remote and untouched corners of the planet to find and climb huge, world-class first-ascents. Mike has completed more than 75 major expeditions in search of first ascents all over the planet. His goal is to complete 100 expeditions ranging from Afghanistan to Antarctica, to Greenland to Guyana, to Siberia to Socotra Island and anywhere else of interest in between.

• Dedicated father to his 14 year old daughter Lilliana: Lilliana is committed to helping save the world and explore in her own right. Lilliana has already visited 25 countries and all seven continents, and participated in three expeditions including an Antarctic ski expedition, a Kilimanjaro ascent, a 150-mile trek through the Nepali Himalaya, and a journey through the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca. She has focused these experiences on her humanitarian and conservation work via her own nonprofit organization, the JoyFund.

Mike embraces life with a platinum e-ticket to ride his dreams wherever he wants to take them. As Mike likes to say, “why ration passion?” Indeed, why not:

Join the American Alpine Club SW Section and Mike:

Vertical Wine Bar

When: Sunday, January 14, 2018

6:00 pm to ??? (we’ve got the place to ourselves, folks!)

Where: Vertical Wine Bar

70 N. Raymond Ave

Pasadena, CA 91103

Tickets: $60/person with cash bar (featuring many fine libations and spirits)

As Mike puts it: ”The time is now...What are you waiting for? No excuses.” 

 

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Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Bishop Fall Highball Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the climbing community 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.  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.

For more information on the Series visit the Craggin' Classic webpage.

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Moab Craggin' Classic
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Moab Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the climbing community 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.  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.

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Shelf Road Craggin' Classic
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Shelf Road Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the climbing community 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.  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.

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Miami Chapter Climb and Hang
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Miami Chapter Climb and Hang

Come join us for a Miami American Alpine Club Meetup! We'll be climbing and hanging at X-treme and talking about what exactly the AAC does and how you can get involved. 

Never climbed before? No problem! That's part of what we're trying to do - get new people exposed to the fun of climbing. We'll teach you the ropes and get you climbing in no time.

Special AAC Event Rate
Day Pass - $13
Gear Rental - $8
**Fees waived if you become a AAC member**

Save time, fill out the waiver beforehand http://www.x-tremerock.com/waiver.html

Learn more about The American Alpine Club https://americanalpineclub.org/

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Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic
Oct
13
to Oct 15

Devil's Lake Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the climbing community 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.  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.

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Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

Adventure Film Festival: Boulder

Don’t miss the world premiere of the 13th annual Adventure Film Festival & Street Fair. This three-day action-packed event showcases a diverse collection of the year’s most groundbreaking and insightful independent films from serious exploration to environmental heroism to gripping tales from the edge of the believable. Anchored in Boulder and then traveling the world, the eclectic lineup features climbing, biking, skiing, surfing, flying, environmentalism, global awareness and social issues.

Find more information and get your tickets

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New River Gorge Craggin' Classic
Sep
22
to Sep 24

New River Gorge Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the climbing community 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.  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.

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Smith Rock Craggin' Classic
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Smith Rock Craggin' Classic

Join the American Alpine Club and our national partners and sponsors as we gather the climbing community 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. 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.

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AAC Chicago Chapter HBFC Meet-Up
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

AAC Chicago Chapter HBFC Meet-Up

The American Alpine Club Chicago Chapter will be hosting a meet-up on the first Wednesday of each month at Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Avondale! Come on out and find us at the AAC table, but more importantly don't forget to put the butter on the bird! Invite your friends, and make sure to come with an empty stomach. See you there!

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Gym to Crag Clinic at Buzzard Rock
Aug
19
7:00 AM07:00

Gym to Crag Clinic at Buzzard Rock

Day clinic intended for gym climbers looking to become more comfortable and competent transitioning to the crag. We will have 2-4 instructors working with a max of 12 participants with a focus on climbing outdoors. Topics we will cover include equipment, proper packing, trail and wall ethics, toprope setup and anchoring, belay techniques, objective and subject hazards, and having an awesome time!

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: climbing harness, climbing shoes, pack, belay device and locking carabiner, water, lunch (x2). Optional equipment: 48 inch nylon sling, cordellete, quickdraws, and a personal anchoring system.

Post clinic will grab an early dinner and beers at a local brewery.  Location TBD. 

Additional event details will be provided to participants.

Free to AAC Members! 

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24th Hueco Rock Rodeo
Feb
10
to Feb 12

24th Hueco Rock Rodeo

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

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