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Metro New York Section

The above blog feed comes from the long-established New York Section blog on nysaac.blogspot.com.

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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Contact & Volunteer

It's easy to get in touch with your Regional Coordinator, or the Club.

Email your New York Section Chair at philiperard@nysalpineclub.org

Email your Northeast Regional Coordinator Sarah Garlick at sgarlick@americanalpineclub.org

Email the Club's offices in Golden at info@americanalpineclub.org

Give the Club a call at (303) 384-0110

Check out the Northeast Volunteer Wall of Fame


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Metro New York Section Chair

Phil Erard. Leading this New York Section is Chair Phil Erard, a Manhattan investment banker by day. Well traveled, especially in the Alps, one of Phil’s favorite climbing areas is the Italian Dolomites, which he has visited six times and knows intimately. He is also a competitive cross-country skier, having skied in the 19 principal cross-country ski marathons in the world. He was the first American to ski competitively in the old Soviet Union and post war Czechoslovakia. The New York Section has its own blog that it has maintained since before the AAC created these webpages. Read the New York Section's Blog on blogspot.com


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