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 in 1993. Since its departure, the New York Section has replicated the spirit, traditions, and fun events that were held there. Annual winter and summer climbing outings are held in the Adirondacks, and weekend climbing meetups occur regularly at the Gunks. This Section also shows up in force for the work weekend at our campground in the Mohonk Preserve. The Section was restructured in the Spring of 2019, and a small army of volunteers took the lead in our newest Chapters at the AAC.

New York City Chapter (Manhattan)

Brooklyn Chapter

Northern New Jersey Chapter

Gunks Chapter


New York Section's Blog
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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.