The Value of public lands

For climbers, public lands are not just our nation’s greatest asset, they are where we practice our craft. At the AAC we are committed to caring for our shared spaces and helping people enjoy them competently. Every AAC membership strengthens our voice and our ability to advocate for our nation’s public lands.
— AAC CEO Phil Powers

Since its founding in 1902, the American Alpine Club has been a force in helping safeguard our country’s wild landscapes and natural treasures. We believe that as climbers, we bear the important responsibility of protecting the places we climb and sustaining the climbing community. Check out the links below to stay up-to-date.