New York City was the original home of the AAC, and many old timers fondly remember our unique Clubhouse on East 90th Street, a converted firehouse. It was the center of Club events and a home to the Library for more than 40 years before AAC headquarters moved to Colorado. Since its departure, the New York Section, now called the Metro New York Section, has tried to replicate the spirit, traditions, and fun events that were held there. Annual winter and summer climbing outings are held in the Adirondacks. The Section is best known for its Annual Black Tie Dinner, now in its fourth decade. Always held on the second Saturday in November (the week after the NYC Marathon), it draws members from all over the country who find this to be an ideal time to visit Manhattan in all its fall glory. The Section prides itself on its strong cadre of volunteers.


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Meet Your Section Chair:

Metro NY Section Chair Howard Sebold lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and 2 young children. He discovered his passion for nature and the outdoors as a child during summer sleep-away camp. In 2002 Howard joined the AAC as part of a winter alpine ascent of Mt. Katahdin, ME. His climbing has focused mostly on North America with ascents of peaks including Mount Andromeda. Gannett Peak and Pico de Orizaba.

Howard currently has his eye on Denali but is in the midst of one of the greatest and most challenging adventures, raising two small children.