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

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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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 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.

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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 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.

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Oct
8
12:00pm12:00pm

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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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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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 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.

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

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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Skiing Everest Film
Jun
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Skiing Everest Film

  • American Mountaineering Center - Foss Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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