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American Alpine Club


A united community of competent climbers & healthy landscapes. Protect mountain environments and culture. Ensure the next generation learns from the legacy of America's great mountaineers. Provide access to rescue, conservation, scientific knowledge.

Real Life

The American Alpine Club unites climbers to advance the climbing way of life. We provide knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community.

The American Alpine Club publishes the definitive American Alpine Journal - an annual record of the world's most significant climbs - and operates the Western Hemisphere's largest mountaineering library and one-of-a-kind interactive museum which encompasses climbing culture and history.

Building on over a century of landmark conservation achievements, the AAC recently co-founded the Alpine Conservation Partnership to protect high and wild places worldwide. The AAC runs the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch, provides global rescue services, stages events, plays a worldwide advocacy role as the US representative to the UIAA, and offers more grants to fund climbing expeditions than any other US organization.